International Business

Second Edition

Peter Buckley, Peter Enderwick, Hinrich Voss

International Business

Second Edition

Peter Buckley, Peter Enderwick, Hinrich Voss






19 Sep 2022




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Now in its second edition, and in collaboration with their contributing authors, world renowned academics Peter J. Buckley FBA OBE, Peter Enderwick, and Hinrich Voss draw on their wealth of experience and expertise to present a truly global text on international business.

The Global Factory framework, developed by Peter J. Buckley, forms an overarching, coherent and accessible model for understanding how businesses operate globally. Synthesising perspectives from economics, social anthropology, political economy, and management, International Business also provides a multitude of examples, case studies and insights from across the globe that link theory to management practices - all to equip you for the challenges faced in the business world today. Engaging examples include internationally-recognised companies such as Nike, Ben & Jerry's, TikTok and Maersk, as well as organizations from emerging markets such as Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Turkey.

Opening cases discuss real challenges faced by international businesses, inviting you to discuss and devise your own solutions, while closing cases and 'IB Insights' offer opportunities to further reflect on international business practices at real, global companies.

Stretch your critical thinking skills by engaging with the 'Topics for Debate', and build strong academic understanding by looking at the 'Research Insights', which introduce key scholarship and provide commentary on seminal international business research.

This fully revised and more concise edition is your ideal guide to international business.

An exciting development for this new edition, the enhanced e-book offers an even more flexible and seamless way to learn:

This book is accompanied by the following online resources:

For students:
Links to seminal articles as highlighted in the Research Insights feature
Online activities to develop skills in research, data collection, and analysis
Web links to sources of data, each accompanied by critical commentary
Multiple-choice questions with instant feedback
IB decision-aids to explore real, decision-making tools used by managers

For lecturers:
A case study bank
Additional shorter and longer case studies with exemplar answers
Links to video clips, accompanied by short paragraphs of critical commentary
Comprehensive, customisable PowerPoint slides
Test bank
Tutorial activities
Suggested assignment questions
Instructor's manual including a guide to teaching the Global Factory framework, and guidance from the authors on the case study questions, IB challenges, and Topics for Debate features


Part One: Context and Rationale
1: Introduction to international business
2: Theories of the international firm
3: International business in context
4: International trade theory and the firm
Part Two: The External Environment
5: The institutional dimension
6: The political dimension
7: The societal dimension
8: The economic dimension
Part Three: Managing the Global Factory
9: Foreign operations modes
10: Corporate social responsibility
11: Marketing strategies
12: International production and logistics strategies
13: Global innovation management
14: Financial management strategies
15: Human resources management strategies
16: Cross-cultural management strategies
17: Formulating the strategic response
18: Implementing the strategic response
19: Conclusions


Peter Buckley

Peter Enderwick

Hinrich Voss

Peter J Buckley FBA OBE is Professor of International Business at Leeds University Business School, UK. Peter Enderwick is Professor of International Business at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Hinrich Voss is Lallemand-Marcel et Roland-Chagnon Professor in International Business at HEC Montréal, Canada.