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Dynamics of International Business

Comparative Perpsectives About Firms, Markets and Countries

By Andrea Colli

Routledge – 2011 – 228 pages

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Description

The Dynamics of International Business offers a comparative, chronological overview of the evolutionary patterns in the strategies and structures of firms active in international markets.

Organized around eras of global economic development, this new text synthesizes the existing research on the internationalization of firms, highlighting the crucial turning points in the evolution of the international economy, individual firms, and the entrepreneur acting in its framework. A particular emphasis is also placed on the relationship between historical facts and the theoretical frameworks available for their interpretation. Developments in each chronological period are illustrated by a rich selection of short case studies from a variety of industry sectors.

An essential textbook for courses in international business and economic history, this book will also be a valuable resource for a variety courses across business and management.

Contents

Introduction: Business History as an Analytical Tool in International Business Studies 1. Before the Industrial Revolution 2. International Business and the First Industrial Revolution (1800-1850) 3. The Rise of the "Western Globalization" (1880-1914) 4. The Inter-War Period 5. Rebuilding a Global Economy Through "Regionalizations" and Competitive Advantages (1945-1980) 6. The Dawn of the Present Globalization: The Third Industrial Revolution, Asian and European Novelties (1980-Today) 7. The World Economy Recomposed: Newcomers and New Business Models in a Globalized World Conclusions

Author Bio

Andrea Colli is Associate Professor in Economic History at Bocconi University, Italy. He is co-author of the textbook Business History: Compexities and Comparisons with Franco Amatori (2011, Routledge)

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Description: By Andrea Colli. The Dynamics of International Business offers a comparative, chronological overview of the evolutionary patterns in the strategies and structures of firms active in international markets. Organized around eras of global economic development, this new...
Categories: Business History, International Business, Economic History