This important core textbook explores the complex and dynamic nature of globalization and sustainability, analyzing the main ideas, ethical principles and processes driving the growth and development of the global economy. Including a wide range of international cases from a variety of industries, it anchors key concepts in a modern global context and provides an overall picture of what it means to be a sustainable business. Bridging international business, business ethics and sustainable development, the text enables students to place core concepts into a modern global context, and provides an extensive and engaging pedagogical framework that carries the student from a foundation level through to a more advanced analysis.
This is an ideal textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking modules in international business, sustainable development, the global economy or globalisation.
Martin Oyevaar is a Lecturer in Business Development and International Relations at Saxion University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. Diego Vazquez-Brust is a Senior Lecturer in International Business and Sustainability at Royal Holloway University of London, UK. Harrie W.M. van Bommel is a Senior Lecturer in Sustainable International Business at Saxion University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.
Preface.- 1. The World Economy, Trends and Indicators.- 2. Market Economies and Governments.- 3. Good Governance.- 4. Life in Modern Society.- 5. Sustainable Development: Environmental and Social Aspects.- 6. Governance of Sustainability.- 7. Globalization.- 8. The Impact of Globalization in Sustainable Development.- 9. Innovations in Global Supply Networks.- 10. Corporate Social Responsibility.- 11. Globalization and Strategy Development.- 12. The Challenge of Progress towards Sustainable Development.