Despite the ease with which it is often conducted, doing business across borders is not the same as doing it at home. Rather, it entails a whole new set of managerial challenges: re-assessing competitive advantage; evaluating diverse political environments and legal structures; considering the impact of currency fluctuations and trading regimes; and understanding widely disparate cultures and business norms. Using the cases presented in this book, instructors can help their students build a framework of analysis that will enable them to understand the challenges of international trade and investment and master the opportunities these represent.
At Harvard, Dr Spar is Chair of the BGIE (Business, Government and the International Economy) Unit, and teaches courses on the politics of international business, comparative capitalism, and economic development. She teaches and consults for a number of multinational corporations, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations. Dr Spar is the author of numerous publications in academic and public policy journals.
* Firms in the Global Economy: The Fundamentals of Trade and Investment * The Rules of the Game: National Policy and Firm Response * Rules of the International Level * International Trade in the Age of Information