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International Business: The Challenge of Global Competition w/ CESIM access card [Hardcover]

Donald Ball , Michael Geringer , Michael Minor , Jeanne McNett
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February 5, 2009 0077318838 978-0077318833 12
International Business: The Challenge of Global Competition, 12th Edition, by Ball, Geringer, Minor and McNett continues to be the most current, objective and thorough treatment of International Business available for students. Enriched with maps, photos, and the most up-to-date world data, this text boasts the collective expertise of four authors with firsthand international business experience, specializing in international management, finance, law, global strategy, and marketing – a claim no other text can make. In addition, each new copy of International Business, 12e includes access to CESIM – an interactive IB simulation developed for industry professionals. Ball, et. al. is the only textbook on the market which features access to CESIM. Only Ball, Geringer, Minor and McNett can offer a complete view of International Business as diverse as the backgrounds of business students.

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J. Michael Geringer is a professor of strategy and international management at California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo. He earned a BS in business at Indiana University and MBA and PhD degrees at the University of Washington. He has authored or edited 14 books and monographs, over 110 published papers, and over 35 case studies; he serves on the editorial boards of several leading international academic journals; he served as the Saastamoinen Foundation Chair at the Helsinki School of Economics in Finland; he was the founding chair of the Strategic alliances Committee of the Licensing Executives Society; he served as the chair of both the International Business and the Strategy and Policy divisions of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada; and he is past chairperson of the Academy of Management’s International Management division. His research has appeared in the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Management, Columbia Journal of World Business, Management International Review, Journal of Management Studies, Human Resource Management Journal, Long Range Planning, Organisation Studies, and Journal of Applied Psychology, among others. He has received 11 “best paper” awards for his research, including the Decade Award for most influential article from the Journal of International Business Studies. His teaching performance has earned numerous awards in the U.S., Canada, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe, including the University Distinguished Teacher Award. He was the first recipient of the International Educator Award from Cal Poly, and he endowed a scholarship for students to work and study internationally. He has been active in a range of charitable and service activities, including spearheading the adoption of a school in Soweto, South Africa, and fund-raising for public radio. In addition to his working teaching with universities around the world, Geringer is active in consulting and executive development for multinational corporations and executives from six continents. His clients have included Nokia; Lucent; Eastman Kodak; Sonera; Northern Telecom; Rautaruukki; Eastman Chemical; UPM Kymmene; Industry, Science & Technology Canada; Jiangsu Telecom Industrial; California Highway Patrol; Economic Council of Canada; Perlos; YIT; California Department of Transportation; and Okobank, among others. For relaxation, he enjoys daily Stairmaster workouts, along with hiking, camping, gardening, cooking spicy vegetarian foods, and music.

Michael S. Minor is professor of marketing and international business at the University of Texas, Pan American. He was educated at the University of North Carolina, American University, and Cornell and holds a PhD from Vanderbilt University. His research focuses on comparative consumer behavior, international marketing strategy, political risk, and the consumption of high-technology experiential products. He has published in the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Consumer Marketing, International Studies of Management and Organization, the Journal of Services Marketing, International Business Review, Journal of Interactive Advertising, and elsewhere. He has written for business and popular media from PCWeek to Tennessee Business Magazine. He is past chairperson of the Consumer Behavior Special Interest Group, and past vice chair of the Technology and Marketing Special Interest Group of the American Marketing Association, as well as a former member of the Global Marketing SIG’s board of directors. He is active in DOCNET, the association of business doctoral program administrators. He serves on multiple editorial advisory boards and is the coauthor with John C. Mowen of several consumer behavior books. He has won multiple master’s-level teaching awards and was recently the doctoral program professor of the year. His consulting experience includes work for UNCTAD’s Division on Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development and several U.S. and state government agencies. He has reviewed grant proposals for the Research Council of Norway as well as several U.S. agencies. He lived in Asia for a number of years, and speaks Chinese. He relaxes by playing the mandolin and harmonica for the country/classic rock groups RiverRock and Coastlands.

Jeanne M. McNett is a professor of management at Assumption College, in Worcester, Massachusetts. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MBA at the Cass School of Business, City University, London. She has had expatriate assignments in Germany, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and Korea. Her interests include the role of culture in international business and the pedagogy of international management. Her publications include The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management. Vol. VI: International Management, 2nd ed., Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing (2005); and The Blackwell Handbook of Global Management, Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing (2004). Her teaching, research and presentations have received many awards, including The Roethlisberger Best Paper of the Year Award from the Journal of Management Education and the Alpha Phi Alpha Teacher of the Year Award. Her articles have been included in journals and collections focused on teaching in the area of international business. She is an avid master rower and enjoys running, reading, and gardening.

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  • Hardcover: 682 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin; 12 edition (February 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0077318838
  • ISBN-13: 978-0077318833
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 8.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #312,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful text for a International Business Student December 8, 2009
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International Business by Ball et.al. is a great book. I just took my last exam from WIU. The book is current and has material covering up-to-date content. Many of the companies listed in the book are large American Corporations (Coke,GE, Kraft, MacDoanlds, etc.) just to name a few. If you are going to take a course in International Business requiring this textbook, contact me for a good price on a like new textbook with clean pages and the code the has never been used. [...] for details. I purchased this book new from Amazon for $168.00 last August.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great detail June 27, 2009
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This book does a good job at explaining the do's and don't of international business. If you are seeking to explore the foreign market and/or are a college student majoring in business, this book is a MUST!! I am learning so many things about the trade, business and all the above.

Tonya P.
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3.0 out of 5 stars International Business Textbook July 6, 2010
By Annie
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This books is not half-bad. It takes the complexity of all the facets of International Business and rolls it up into an economic study of the global market. The website that it references in some of the exercises though is unnecessary as they can be found just by searching Google. What is the point?
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5.0 out of 5 stars student January 17, 2014
By ivoyams
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the best feeling in the world in saving money on books rather than spending a lot in school. the book came in great condition!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not the best condition but not the worst January 8, 2014
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It was suppose to be in vary good condition but its more in good because the binding and corners are warped and frayed but no writing inside what so ever. For nearly $80 less than the campus bookstore's used version I am vary happy
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4.0 out of 5 stars text June 10, 2013
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This was a book I needed for class. There is definitely good things I picked up from this book. It was put together well.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Boooo February 4, 2013
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This book reads like stereo instructions! Not a good book for this class and my professor will be changing the book next fall.
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1.0 out of 5 stars International Business 12th Ed November 25, 2012
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I purchased the Kindle edition of this textbook so I wouldn't have to lug around a laptop and a heavy book for school. Unfortunately I had to buy an actual textbook because the Kindle edition is terrible. It freezes up while reading and I am unable to search for key words. I would not recommend this Kindle book to anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended !!
This book is very well written and is highly knowledgeable. A must book for Masters in International Business students. American, Canadian and U. Read more
Published 21 months ago by deepak
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This is what I needed for my course. It is exactly what I asked for. This could be a repeat purchase.
Published 21 months ago by Paula Cartlidge
5.0 out of 5 stars Book u must read
This book has a lot of useful information , links, and statistics about the whole world. Any one who is interested in Business should have or read such a book.
Published on January 14, 2012 by Nora
4.0 out of 5 stars International Business
This is a great book so far. Been going over a few chapters in my International Business class. If you can, but the book online because in most stores it's way more expensive. Read more
Published on October 22, 2011 by Craftsman2012
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as promised
The book was listed in VERY GOOD Condition. However, the book appears to have been folded back, loose binding, there is water damage and on page 175, there are two holes rubbed... Read more
Published on August 9, 2011 by classof2011
1.0 out of 5 stars Review
The book never arrived. There was no tracking information attached to the book, so there's no way to tell if it was sent. When I contacted the seller, they were slow to respond. Read more
Published on May 23, 2011 by Amy
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product at a great price!
Amazon you did it again! You delevered the college book through one of your affiliates and they did a great job. Read more
Published on August 29, 2010 by tpk@wbusatx
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
The trot book sent was in good condition. It did not meet the expectations of what was said in the description. However, it is still a quite functional text book.
Published on July 13, 2010 by M. Bassham
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