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For growth opportunities, look beyond the borders. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, more than $1.6 trillion in goods are exported annually to dozens of countries, while nearly $2.4 trillion are imported. That's big business for anyone who can navigate the complicated rules and mitigate the risks surrounding international trade. Filled with step-by-step instructions, cost-effective strategies, and ready-to-use forms, this third edition of... more...

Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when it was granted independence in 1965. How is it, then, that today the former British colonial trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with not only the world's number one airline, best airport, and busiest port of trade, but also the world's fourth-highest per capita real income.

The process of globalization, evidenced by environmental change, migration, industrial relations and the extraordinary acceleration of industrial economic relations, has not led to increased convergence in the global economy. Rather, in some cases it has been accompanied by greater divergence between the fortunes of the world's richest and poorest nations. Professor Sylos Labini offers a new approach to the theory of economic growth and reminds us of... more...

Toastmasters International Guide to Successful Speaking is for everyone who needs to communicate effectively before groups from two to two thousand. You'll learn the best places to start, and how to build your speaking experiences while enhancing your career, business reputation, and serving your community.

In Central and Eastern Europe, the 'Old Europe' of cobblestones co-exists with mobile phones, horse carts fight for road space with cars, and farmers' markets compete with mega-stores. Western business professionals hoping to expand or start up new ventures in this complex environment must possess knowledge that is both comprehensive and subtle. What is it like to live and work in Central and Eastern Europe? How is business conducted there? What... more...


The Caribbean countries of Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad-Tobago represent excellent examples of the increasingly important role played by Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in less developed, micro-economies. The increased dependence of these countries on FDI, however, calls into question the attractiveness of the business environment of the region to the foreign investor. This volume examines both the investment behaviour and corporate strategies... more...

This book examines the major challenges facing European business in the formative years of the new millennium. It focuses on the links between the processes of regional integration and globalization, leading to a reappraisal of what enterprises and policy-makers need to do to secure the competitiveness of the European economy in the early years of the twenty first century. In addition to dealing with conventional EU policy areas such as EMU and... more...

The increasing international mobility of capital, firms and consumers affects tax policies in most OECD countries, playing a major role in reforming national tax systems. Haufler uses standard microeconomic analysis to consider the fundamental forces underlying this process. Topics include a variety of different international tax avoidance strategies--capital flight, profit shifting in multinational firms, and cross-border shopping. Haufler addresses... more...

Featuring over twenty new entries, International Relations: The Key Concepts, now in its second edition, is the essential guide for anyone interested in international affairs. Comprehensive and up-to-date, it introduces the most important themes in international relations in the post 9/11 era. Key areas cover international criminal law, human rights, the developing world (the Arab League, African Union), globalization and strategic... more...

Americans imagined tea as central to their revolution. After years of colonial boycotts against the commodity, the Sons of Liberty kindled the fire of independence when they dumped tea in the Boston harbor in 1773. To reject tea as a consumer item and symbol of "taxation without representation" was to reject Great Britain as master of the American economy and government. But tea played a longer and far more complicated role in American... more...