Author: Nejdet Delener
Publisher: Praeger
Keywords: blocs, trading, multinational, planning, strategic
Number of Pages: 224
Published: 1999-09-30
List price: $119.95
ISBN-10: 1567202748
ISBN-13: 9781567202748

Cross-border investments and cooperative business ventures are driving the global economy on an unprecedented scale. Business professionals and policy makers must be aware of the potential of trading blocs as a competitive weapon. Delener examines the rationale for international trading blocs and free trade with a focus on the implications for strategic planning of firms and national industry sectors. He looks at the development and conditions of the major existing regional trading blocs and discusses the crucial issues that will impact those who do business within them. The book provides prof

Author: Scheherazade S. Rehma
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: blocs, regional, management, crisis, financial
Number of Pages: 355
Published: 1998-02-28
List price: $169.00
ISBN-10: 0792380940
ISBN-13: 9780792380948

Financial crises have occurred throughout history, resulting in the loss of national and international public and personal wealth, creating political uncertainty and shaking the foundations of the national, regional and international economic and social order. This book provides answers to the basic questions of what could have caused some of the more recent regional financial crises, what their key characteristics were, how they could have been prevented, what lessons national governments, central bankers and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have learned and how such crises could be prev

Authors:Jeffrey A. Frankel, Ernesto Stein, Shang-Jin Wei,
Publisher: Institute for International Economic
Keywords: economic, system, world, blocs, trading, regional
Number of Pages: 364
Published: 1997-09-01
List price: $22.00
ISBN-10: 0881322024
ISBN-13: 9780881322026

This book explores whether the world economy is breaking up into regional trading and currency blocs centred on the European Community, Japan and the United States. Frankel uses trade, investment and financial data to assess this issue. He concludes with an analysis of how trends in regional economic integration can be used as building blocks for a stronger multilateral system.

Authors:May T. Yeung, Nicholas Perdikis, William A. Kerr,
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Keywords: asean, elgar, monographs, economy, global, trading, blocs, regional
Number of Pages: 163
Published: 1999-09-01
List price: $90.00
ISBN-10: 1840641045
ISBN-13: 9781840641042

The Asia-Pacific Rim is still potentially one of the most dynamic areas of the global economy, and the European Union (EU) is the world’s most prosperous market. The development of relations between the EU and Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is vitally important for the future economic evolution of both regions. This book traces the relationship between the EU and ASEAN, considering the current and future position of trade relations. After discussing international commerce and trade at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the authors explore regionalism in the globa

Authors:Jagdish Bhagwati, Pravin Krishna, Arvind Panagariy
Publisher: The MIT Pre
Keywords: preferential, trade, agreements, analyzing, approaches, blocs, alternative, trading
Number of Pages: 609
Published: 1999-03-19
List price: $75.00
ISBN-10: 0262024500
ISBN-13: 9780262024501

The recent proliferation of free trade areas and customs unions in the world trading system has led to an explosive revival of interest in the economic analysis of Preferential Trade Arrangements (PTAs). The principal theoretical question of the 1950s and 1960s (Viner) was whether PTAs would create or divert trade, causing welfare improvement or loss. The principal theoretical question (Bhagwati) of the late 1980s and 1990s has been whether PTAs encourage or discourage the worldwide nondiscriminatory freeing of trade. The essays in this volume present the central contributions to the analytica

Authors:Joseph Kruzel, Michael H. Haltzel,
Publisher: Cambridge University Pre
Keywords: woodrow, wilson, center, press, states, nonaligned, problems, prospects, europe, neutral, blocs
Number of Pages: 343
Published: 1990-01-26
List price: $98.00
ISBN-10: 0521375584
ISBN-13: 9780521375580

Neutrality is no longer an easily defined, static legal concept, but an evolving political practice. In this book, many of the preeminent scholars and political figures who have crafted the shape and meaning of the modern policy of neutrality in their own countries examine the theoretical and practical problems of neutrality and nonalignment in contemporary Europe. Specific issues examined include the credibility of the security policies and military defenses of the Neutrals; the new challenges of international economic and technological interdependence pushing the Neutrals into closer coopera

Author: Prof. Kerry A. Chase
Publisher: University of Michigan Pre
Keywords: economy, michigan, studies, international, political, world, blocs, states, firms, regions, trading
Number of Pages: 328
Published: 2005-11-02
List price: $27.95
ISBN-10: 0472069063
ISBN-13: 9780472069064

Global commerce is rapidly organizing around regional trading blocs in North America, Western Europe, Pacific Asia, and elsewhere--with potentially dangerous consequences for the world trading system. Professor Kerry Chase examines how domestic politics has driven the emergence of these trading blocs, arguing that businesses today are more favorably inclined to global trade liberalization than in the past because recent regional trading arrangements have created opportunities to restructure manufacturing more efficiently. Trading Blocs is the first book to systematically demonstrate the theore
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