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The International Business Environment

Fourth Edition

Leslie Hamilton and Philip Webster

December 2018

ISBN: 9780198804291

488 pages

In Stock

Price: £57.99

The most multi-perspective, succinct, and applied guide to international business environments.



The most multi-perspective, succinct, and applied guide to international business environments.

  • With more case studies than any other international business environment textbook, this is the most practical and credible introduction to the subject.
  • Provides a truly global approach with case studies and coverage from almost every continent, illustrating the theories at work and in practice across the world.
  • Varied learning features, including counterpoint boxes, learning tasks, review questions, and diagrams, ensure that students are adequately supported and challenged to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • A comprehensive set of online resources, closely tied to the book, provide questions, videos, and exercises for students to extend their learning, and PowerPoint slides and teaching guidance to assist lecturers.

New to this edition

  • An extensive refresh of case studies across the book ensures that the most contemporary developments in global businesses are available for exploration and analysis. These include the exploits of companies like Google, Netflix, Uber, and Apple, as well as international developments such as Brexit, the Trump presidency, China's One Belt One Road project, and Saudi Arabian women's rights.
  • New and updated coverage includes the Sustainable Development Goals, disruptive innovation, and cybercrime.
  • New contributors join the author team to offer their relevant expertise on the different contexts of the international business environment.
  • Figures, tables, and statistics have been updated throughout to give the latest picture and provide the most up-to-date analysis.

About the Author(s)

Leslie Hamilton, Associate Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, and Philip Webster, Associate Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University

Table of Contents

    Part One: Global Context
    1:Globalization, Leslie Hamilton
    2:The Global Economy, Steve Gregory
    3:Analysing Global Industries, Leslie Hamilton
    4:The Global Business Environment, Leslie Hamilton
    5:Corporate Social Responsibility, Philip Webster
    6:Assessing Country Attractiveness, Philip Webster
    Part Two: Global Issues
    7:The Social-Cultural Framework, Leslie Hamilton
    8:The Technological Framework, John Bratton and Kirsteen Grant
    9:The Political Environment, Neil Barnett
    10:The Legal Environment, Leslie Hamilton
    11:The Financial Framework, Leslie Hamilton
    12:The Ecological Environment, Dorron Otter


"'Provides a wide-ranging introduction to important issues in the international business environment, enabling students to explore contemporary business challenges and opportunities in an engaging format'." - Dr Shane Hamilton, University of York

"'It is very resourceful and highly recommendable'." - Dr Ya-Ping Yin, University of Hertfordshire

Additional Resources

This book is accompanied by a range of supporting online resources.

For students:
Multiple-choice questions
A glossary
Library of video links
Web exercises
Web links
Additional economic resources

For lecturers
PowerPoint slides
Answers to review questions
Answers to case study questions
Extended case studies
Figures and tables from the book

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