Issues in Global Business is a single-volume reference that offers relevant perspectives and explains impacts of current events such as COVID-19, Brexit, and immigration across industries and regions. Topics covered include the on-demand economy, global manufacturing, Bitcoin, data security, and more. Coupled with a comprehensive overview of the business landscape around the world by Dr. Mamoun Benmamoun, an assistant professor at the Boeing Institute of International Business at Saint Louis University, this book provides students with the essential information they need to assess business practices through an international lens.

Global Manufacturing: Are companies reconsidering their worldwide strategies?

Free trade: Is its age of expansion at an end?
Micheline Maynard

From SAGE Business Researcher, September 28, 2015

Executive Summary

Corporations rushed to expand their global operations over the last three decades, motivated in part by China’s aggressive policies seeking foreign investment. Industries including automobiles, clothing manufacturing and technology opened factories there and in other parts of the developing world, with the United States losing jobs from the shift: In 1979, a record 19.5 million Americans worked in factories; now, around 12.3 million do so, and China has replaced the United States as the No. 1 manufacturing nation. But the complexity of operating overseas, rising labor costs in China and rapidly changing consumer tastes ...

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