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International Business Law and Its Environment

International Business Law and Its Environment - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0324261028

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ISBN13: 978-0324261028
ISBN10: 0324261020
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 05
Publisher: West Publishing Co. (College)
Published: 2005
International: No

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International Business Law and Its Environment - 6TH 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0324261028

Richard Schaffer, Beverley Earle and Filiberto Agusti

ISBN13: 978-0324261028
ISBN10: 0324261020
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 05
Publisher: West Publishing Co. (College)

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

The text uses a thematic approach to managing the risks of trade in goods and services, the protection and licensing of intellectual property, and foreign direct investment. The authors examine both private and public law issues from both an international and comparative perspective. This edition 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.

Benefits:

  • NEW! Intellectual Property--Global Coverage: Expanded coverage of IP issues explore e-commerce regulation/taxation, patents/trademarks/copyrights, TRIPS, WIPO exposing students to this important global issue.
  • Internet Addresses: Web sites throughout each chapter direct students to seek additional information on international topics on the World Wide Web.
  • Case Examples: Cases are utilized throughout the text to update students on important international business law issues, while also clarifying the topics discussed in the material presented.
  • End-of-Chapter Problems: At the end of every chapter the authors develop questions and case problems to challenge students to apply their knowledge.
  • Managerial Implications features at the end of each chapter pose problem scenarios relevant to the business manager.
  • NEW! Security: New material on the effects of 9/11 center on trade, terrorism and security.
  • NEW! World Trade developments: Coverage of the UN, WTO, and the EU has been increased.
  • NEW! Comparative Law: Expanded chapter coverage includes discussion of comparative issues.
  • NEW! Exports: Chapter 5 covers governmental efforts to expand export trade capacity.
  • NEW! US Foreign Policy: Expanded coverage of US policy with Cuba and China is explored.
  • NEW! Export Subsidies: Chapter 9 discussion includes US export subsidies and battles about steel and genetically-engineered foods.
  • NEW! Antitrust: With increased sensitivity for expanding markets, chapter 14 includes expanded coverage of antitrust issues.
  • International Accents Boxes: Integrated throughout the text from worldwide popular press and other sources, this feature demonstrates differences between U.S. and foreign legal environments.

Table of Contents

PART I: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

1. Introduction to International Business
2. International Law and Organizations
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. North American Free Trade Law
14. The European Union and Other Regional Trade Areas
15. The Regulation of Exports

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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