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International Business Law and Its Environment
Synopses & Reviews
International business law doesn't have to be a mystery. With its unique thematic approach, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW AND ITS ENVIRONMENT, 7e, enables you to learn public and private law issues quickly and easily. From intellectual property to direct foreign investment, this student-friendly text explains issues in ways you can understand. Known for its current, comprehensive, and accurate coverage, the text balances the legal challenges of doing business in developing and nonmarket-economy countries with the economic and political issues that commonly arise. It also focuses on the transactional aspects of international business as well as on the legal, cultural, political, and economic environment affecting managerial decision making on a global scale. Packed with real-world examples, the text emphasizes ethics issues throughout, incorporates cutting-edge cases, and includes a companion Website that helps you maximize your study time.
International Business and Its Environment delivers comprehensive coverage of the legal, cultural, political, economic, and ethical issues global business managers face. Focusing on the trade, licensing and investment life-cycle that many domestic (new-to-international) and multinational organizations experience, the authors present the market-entry strategies, increasing levels of penetration into foreign markets, and set of risks that firms encounter during each life-cycle phase. From protecting and licensing intellectual property to learning the special challenges of doing business in developing countries and non-market-economies, the 8th Edition helps students understand the most important and emerging issues in global business law through its cutting-edge cases and real-world examples, relevant case questions, managerial problems, and ethics activities.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW AND ITS ENVIRONMENT centers on the basic market-entry strategies most firms deploy as they expand into international markets: trade in goods and services, protecting and licensing intellectual property, and foreign direct investment. Interweaving the law with ethics-related issues, the text shows how individual firms manage these strategies in different ways while discussing the latest political, economic, and legal developments around the world. Helpful features such as case examples, end-of-chapter questions, and ethics activities help solidify your understanding of the material.
About the Author
Richard Schaffer is Professor of Business Law, Department of Finance, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University. His primary teaching responsibilities have been in the area of business law, and the law of international trade and investment. Professor Schaffer received his J.D. from the University of Mississippi and his LL.M. from New York University. A former practicing attorney, he has served as visiting consultant to the United Nations Department of International Economic and Social Affairs (CSDHA/CRIMP), New York, San Jose, and Vienna, on projects related to multinational corporations, corrupt practices, and socioeconomic development and as an expert member and rapporteur of international working groups on international economic criminality. Schaffer has acted as Director for Education of the 1,000-industry-member North Carolina World Trade Association. He also has served as consultant to business schools on the internationalization of the curriculum. He consults regularly with industry on topics related to the international home-textile industry.Filiberto Agusti is a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of SteptoeandJohnson LLP, where he has practiced law since 1978. He represents major business lenders, governments, equity investors, and other participants in complex international commercial financing and corporate acquisition transactions. These representations have included negotiation, structuring, and legal drafting in international project finance and privatization transactions, cross-border corporate acquisitions, international joint ventures, and financing facilities. Mr. Agusti has authored several articles for the Harvard Law Review and other legal publications in the corporate arena. He also is a frequent speaker on corporate and commercial finance issues at professional and industry seminars in the United States and abroad. Mr. Agusti was law clerk to Judge William H. Timbers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1977-78. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School, where he was a senior editor of the Harvard Law Review. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. form the University of Illinois in 1974.
Table of Contents
Part I: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS. 1. Introduction to International Business. 2. International Law and the World's Legal Systems. 3. The Resolution of International Disputes. Part II: INTERNATIONAL SALES, CREDITS, AND THE COMMERCIAL TRANSACTION. 4. Sales Contracts and Excuses for Nonperformance. 5. The Documentary Sales and Terms of Trade. 6. The Carriage of Goods and the Liability of Air and Sea Carriers. 7. Bank Collections, Trade Finance, and Letters of Credit. Part III: INTERNATIONAL AND U.S. TRADE LAW. 8. National Lawmaking Powers and the Regulation of U.S. Trade. 9. GATT Law and the World Trade Organization: Basic Principles. 10. Laws Governing Access to International Markets. 11. Regulating Import Competition and Unfair Trade. 12. Imports, Customs, and Tariff Law. 13. The Regulation of Exports. 14. North American Free Trade Law. 15. The European Union and Other Regional Trade Areas. Part IV: REGULATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE. 16. International Marketing Law: Sales Representatives, Advertising, and Ethical Issues. 17. Licensing Agreements and the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights. 18. Host-Country Regulation: Corporate Law, Taxation, and Currency Risk. 19. Political Risk: Nationalization, Expropriation, and Privatization. 20. Labor and Employment Discrimination Law. 21. Environmental Law. 22. Regulating the Competitive Environment.
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