This is a book about the politics of the global economy - about how firms prosper by understanding those politics, or fail by misunderstanding them. Understanding the politics of globalization may once have been a luxury; it is now, for most high-level managers, simply a necessity. The book contains cases which can be used by instructors and students to build a framework of analysis that enables them to understand the challenges of international trade and investment and master the opportunities they represent. This framework is based on a systematic evaluation of the informal and formal rules that define markets for goods, services, and capital. These insightful cases allow for evaluation of: the political and economic origins of our current era of globalization and how the rules that constrain and enable firms are changing; the impact of governments' policies and which tools are available for predicting, avoiding, or even employing the long arm of the government; and the influence of informal and formal institutions on opportunities for success in international finance and trade.
The Emerging Challenge of Globalization: Globalization and the American Model (R H K Vietor & A Veytsman); The Globalization of Production and Branding (J Fear & C-I Knoop); The Domestic Politics of Globalization: Risks, Rewards, and Transitions (R Abdelal); Regulating Retail (G Trumbull & L Gay); Owning and Commercializing Genes (D Spar & C Bebenek); Corruption and Its Discontents (R Abdelal et al.); An American Backlash? (J J Rotemberg); The International Financial Architecture: Capital, Information, and Judgment (R Abdelal & C M Bruner); Exclusive Clubs, Capital Flows, and Crises (R Abdelal et al.); One Market, One Money, One Europe (R Abdelal & C M Bruner); Cool Politics, Hot Economics, and Venture Capital in China (R Abdelal & D Lane); The Politics and Rules of International Trade: The Low Politics of Trade (R Abrami); Africa Confronts the Norms and Rules of Trade (R Abdelal et al.); Intellectual Property and Global Markets (D L Spar & N Bartlett); Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, and Globalization (J Rotemberg & M Kalka).