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In Globalization, Competitiveness, and Governability (Palgrave Macmillan, 978-3030175153), Ricardo Ernst (Georgetown University, USA) and Jerry Haar (Florida International University, USA) argue that three powerful symbiotic forces (globalization, competitiveness, and governability) are disrupting business in the 21stcentury, resulting in an impact on the economic and business environment far greater than the effects of any of these three individually. Both globalization and competitiveness are governed essentially by market forces that force the introduction of significant changes aimed at increasing efficiency so that a better use may be made of the advantages of globalization (i.e., the traditional “invisible” hand). Responsibility for bringing about these changes lies not only with the private sector but also with the government (i.e., the “visible” hand). Readers will find in this book an explanation of how globalization, competitiveness, and governability define the context of global business.

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Asian Business and Management: Theory, Practice and Perspectives (Red Globe Press, 978-1352007428), edited by Harukiyo Hasegawa (University of Sheffield, UK) and Michael A. Witt (INSEAD, Singapore), has been released in a third edition that includes new chapters on Business Networks, Multinational Enterprises in Asia, and HRM and Employee Relations, along with new case studies. This is an ideal textbook for upper-level undergraduates and MBA students studying modules in Asian Business and Management. In addition, it is an essential text for managers and executives seeking a more realistic understanding of business and management in Asia as an evolving adaptive system.

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Vlad Vaiman (California Lutheran University, USA), Paul Sparrow (Lancaster University, UK), Randall Schuler (Rutgers University, USA), and David G. Collings (Dublin City University, Ireland) have edited two volumes focused on talent management. Macro Talent Management: A Global Perspective on Managing Talent in Developed Markets (Routledge, 978-1138712386) is the first book to focus specifically on country-level activities aimed at attracting, mobilizing, developing, and retaining top talent for economic success in developed markets. The book serves as a guide that orients the reader toward activities that increase their country’s global competitiveness, attractiveness, and economic development through strategic talent management. Macro Talent Management in Emerging and Emergent Markets (Routledge, 978-1138596634) focuses instead on talent management in emerging or emergent markets. It brings together leading experts from around the world to address such issues as cross-border flows of talent, diaspora mobility, knowledge flows, global labor markets, and policies.

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Acting in a socially-responsible manner has become a crucial success factor for many international firms due to the highly complex, competitive, and volatile global environment in which they operate. Socially Responsible International Business: Critical Issues and the Way Forward (Edward Elgar, 978-1788114110), edited by Leonidas C. Leonidou (University of Cyprus, Cyprus), Constantine S. Katsikeas (University of Leeds, UK), Saeed Samiee (University of Tulsa, USA), and Constantinos N. Leonidou (University of Leeds, UK) investigates unique social responsibility issues across different countries and international business contexts. Bringing together renowned researchers in the field, this book provides state-of-the-art knowledge on a wide array of issues relating to social responsibility and highlights future trajectories for the development of socially-responsible international business strategies. Featuring innovative research and incisive conclusions, this book is critical for international business researchers seeking new avenues for investigation. Postgraduate students at all levels will also benefit from this book’s strong inventory of contemporary knowledge, as well as its wide variety of research methods.