Contents and Subject Coverage

Contents and Subject Coverage

Globalization, Technology and Sustainable Development Book Series

All books in the series are of a consistent academic quality. All chapters structured logically and integrated around a coherent central theme and there is also a balance between theoretical/methodological & empirical chapters in the books. The series publishes original chapters, conceptual (proposing approaches and solutions), literature review, review (sector, industries, systems, methodologies, etc), case studies (empirical work, industry cases, country-specific, etc), research (original data), viewpoint and opinion, technical (technical system, process, etc), conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries, and news. Chapters may also be updates of other material previously written but must be original to the author and, once accepted for publication, cannot appear in any other periodical. Subject Coverage: Although the general theme and target will be globalisation, technology and SD, there is no limitation to the chapters that will be considered by the series. The following issues are for guidance only, and are not restrictive:

Globalization: the political economy of globalization causes and drivers of globalisation economic and production aspects of globalisation political and cultural aspects of globalisation

International trade: international trade and exporting business–government trade relations tariff and trade barriers non-tariff barriers free trade and trade agreements WTO and the new protectionism

Multinationals and foreign direct investment: foreign direct investment (FDI) characteristics of the multinational corporation MNCs and the global economy rationale for the development of MNCs MNCs and the DCs

International economic integration: effects on international business cost and benefits protectionism between trade blocs the Triad and international business

Global financial environment: accounting, finance, banking and taxes balance of payments (BOP) International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Bank European Monetary System ( EMS ) international capital market international financial markets foreign exchange market

Transitional economies, privatisation and joint ventures: business in transition economies emerging economies and the Asian Tigers privatisation strategic alliances and joint ventures

Global operations management and logistic: international operations management global manufacturing strategies location decisions global supply chain management international logistics

Managing international marketing: international marketing management marketing mix factors in market success

Global business strategy: corporate strategy and governance international strategic management process and analysis internal resource analysis strategic options and choice international organisational structure strategy in the global environment

Business and Management: business communication, ethics, values and social responsibility law and legal environment of business and development business process engineering and re-engineering management agribusiness, agrimarketing and agrieconomics cross-disciplinary areas of business decision sciences, employment, economics entrepreneurship, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) hospitality management/industry informal sector industrial engineering (engineering related to business) and management management and organizational theory performance and quality management public administration project management

Sustainable development: understanding SD deploying sustainable solutions sustainable infrastructure systems and environmentally-conscious design measuring SD in the era of globalisation international development Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) industry and SD sustainable economic development policies sustainable food production systems ecotourism: principles, practices and policies for sustainability water and waste management indigenous knowledge and SD indigenous development and gender

Environmental issues: sustainable management of the natural resource base renewable energy technologies climate change and global warming issues of sustainable environment environmental challenges for business and management travel, transportation and tourism o rganic agriculture appraisal of environmental and agricultural issues managing environmental and social issues sustainable tourism in protected areas coastal and marine resources environment indigenous development and conservation trade and environmental damage

Nutrition and public health: human nutrition and health sciences public health nutrition: practice and impact public health policy and comparisons food and nutrition policies: legislation, regulation and enforcement nutrient requirements and nutritive value of food impacts and challenges of AIDS, malaria and other chronic problems a griculture and health food security policies and indigenous knowledge systems

Science, technology and innovation: STI in the UN: l essons learned over the past 50 years and their relevance to the MDGs productivity of science research and development managing innovation in a globalized world competitiveness, innovation and industrialization building industrial competitiveness in DCs technology adoption constraints in DCs challenges of biotechnologies science parks and technology clusters b est practice in the promotion of technologies technical change and technology management economics of technology and innovation productivity gap analysis agricultural research and poverty conduction

International technology transfer: technology in business technology transfer: models of transfer, linkage policy, end user principal consideration, barriers, appropriateness, break through, funding, timing, etc impact of technology upon the productivity increase/enhancement technology transfer and diffusion experience in participatory technology development and transfer technology spillovers from foreign direct investment impact of finance on technology adoption learning and intellectual capital intellectual property rights

Information and communication technologies (ICTs): the digital divide information systems/technology e-commerce open source and open access publishing innovative information technology research interconnectiveness database marketing, online marketing and marketing in the electronic age indigenous development and IT

Education: higher education and globalisation education and teaching technological application to teaching and learning in HE e-learning/distance learning and globalisation

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