Trade impacts on the lives of all global citizens, influencing the range of commodities available for consumption and where those commodities are produced. Driven increasingly by market exchange, trade shapes the nature of work and how the costs and benefits of that work are distributed around the world. Economic growth and development are closely associated with the flows of goods and services between countries. International Trade: The Basics offers an accessible and engaging introduction to contemporary debates on international trade, inviting readers to explore the connections between national political economies within a globally integrated world.
Topics covered include:
Why nations trade
Globalization and transnational production networks
The emergence of Asia as a major trade region
Ethical trade and environmental sustainability
Trade in solar energy, services and ideas.
Featuring case studies and social media links that help to illustrate key concepts, this book is an essential read for anyone seeking to understand how trade varies between regions, affects relationships between countries and influences a countrys social, political and economic life.
Corporate Finance: The Basics is a concise introduction to the inner workings of finance at the company level. It aims to take the fear out of corporate finance and add the fun in, presenting the subject in a way that is simple to grasp and easy to digest. Its aim is to explain and demystify the essential ideas of corporate finance, avoiding the heavy use of maths and formulae. The calculations and figures in the book are purely to illustrate fundamental concepts, appealing to readers common sense, rather than stretch their ability to do "number-crunching".
Topics covered include:
Financial statements through the corporate finance lens
How to make investment decisions
Cash versus profit
Net working capital management
How to determine the value of a business
Through the use of a subject map, this book explains how the key components of the subject are connected with each other, strengthening the readers understanding. This book is the ideal introduction for anyone looking for a short yet scholarly overview of corporate finance.
Students trying to navigate the strategy jungle may lose sight of the fact that strategic management is about creating value in an organization. Understanding strategic management is a core part of all business qualifications and this textbook brings a new and easy-to-follow understanding of this vital business function. In addition to walking the student through the basics of the subject, the authors provide an array of analytical tools to help facilitate a thorough understanding of strategic management. The book addresses thoroughly the impact of financial markets on a firm's strategic capabilities, as well as looking at other challenging environmental factors. Aided by an array of student-friendly features, such as: learning objectives, 'strategic management in practice' case studies and review questions in each chapter, Strategic Management will help students to excel in their strategic management classes and better prepare them for the real business world.