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This text presents a managerial approach to international business with an emphasis on skills development. This second edition includes a chapter on global marketplaces and business centres, with a focus on cultural and economic geography affecting international trade and investment. Pedagogical features include chapter vignettes, cases, summaries, review questions and Internet-based exercises. Over 1000 real company examples are used.
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Bring the world into focus...
From supply chains to retail outlets, business activities are increasingly wired and global. To be prepared for this international marketplace, you must understand traditional business functions as they are influenced by geography, culture, and technology.
In the third edition of their internationally popular text, Ricky W. Griffin and Michael W. Pustay illustrate how successful managers must function in a competitive world.
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Ricky W. Griffin holds the Blocker Chair in Business Administration at Texas A&M University. He serves as Executive Associate Dean of the Mays College of Business and as professor of management at Texas A&M University. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Houston in 1978, he joined the faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia before moving to Texas A&M University in 1981.
Professor Griffin teaches international management, organizational behavior, human resource management, and general management. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate students, participated in numerous executive training programs, and taught in Europe. A member of the Academy of Management, he has served as division chair of that group's Organizational Behavior division.
Professor Griffin has written several successful textbooks, including Management, Organizational Behavior (with Greg Moorhead), and Business (with Ron Ebert). He is currently conducting research on workplace violence in Canada and job design differences and similarities among firms in Japan, Europe, and the United States.
Michael Pustay is professor of management at Texas A&M University. He currently serves as associate director of the Center for International Business Studies and as associate director of the Center for International Business Education and Research at Texas A&M. He is the North American editor of the British journal Transport Reviews. Professor Pustay received his B.A. in economics summa cum laude from Washington and Lee University in 1969 and his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1973. He taught at Purdue University and Bowling Green State University prior to joining Texas A&M's business school faculty.
Professor Pustay, who has taught international business for 12 years, focuses his teaching and research efforts on international business and business-government relations. His work has appeared in such professional journals as the Journal of Management, Southern Economic Journal, Land Economics, and Transportation Journal. He is currently researching the role of regional trading blocs on the world economy and the impact of domestic economic policies on international competition.
Professor Pustay is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Academy of International Business, the American Economic Association, the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, and the Transportation Research Forum. He has served as a consultant for a variety of public and private organizations, including the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Small Business Administration, the Civil Aeronautics Board, and Reliant Energy.
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