Handbook of Research on Impacts of International Business and Political Affairs on the Global Economy

Handbook of Research on Impacts of International Business and Political Affairs on the Global Economy

Norhayati Zakaria (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia), Asmat-Nizam Abdul-Talib (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia) and Nazariah Osman (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)
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Release Date: January, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 450|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9806-2
ISBN13: 9781466698062|ISBN10: 1466698063|EISBN13: 9781466698079


The growth of global commerce depends on many different factors and strategies in order for multinational corporations to efficiently compete and thrive in the international marketplace. In addition to business strategies, corporations must also be aware of political affairs that may impact their global economic status.

The Handbook of Research on Impacts of International Business and Political Affairs on the Global Economy features dual perspectives on the business and political viewpoints for nations striving to maintain their economic standing in the era of globalization. Providing insight into various economic factors impacting global businesses and international affairs, this publication is a critical reference source for students, policymakers, international diplomats, researchers, scholars, and practitioners interested in financial challenges in the era of globalization.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Developing Economies
  • Economic Sustainability
  • Gender Considerations
  • Global Financial Crisis
  • International Political Economy
  • Multinational Corporations

Reviews and Testimonials

Editors Norhayati Zakaria, Asmat-Nizam Abdul-Talib, and Nazariah Osman present students, academics, researchers, and professionals working in a wide variety of contexts with a collection of expert and academic contributions studying the impacts of business and politics on the global economy. The editors have organized the twenty selections that make up the main body of their text in two sections devoted to international business and international relations. Individual chapters are focused on the political context of migration in the UK, women in global professional services firms, and a wide variety of other subjects. The editors are all faculty members of the Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Norhayati Zakaria is an Associate Professor at School of International Studies at College of Law, Government, and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia. Dr. Zakaria earned her Ph.D in Information Science and Technology and MPhil. of Information Transfer, both at Syracuse University and MSc. Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy. Her research expertise combines several interdisciplinary fields, including cross-cultural management, international business, and computer-mediated communication technology. For more than a decade, Dr. Zakaria has established international research collaborations with global scholars from the United States, Japan, and Canada and obtained international research grant from the Asian Office of Aerospace Research & Development (AOARD). Since 2006, she serves as a Senior Research Faculty Associate at the Center for Research on Collaboratories and Technology Enhanced Learning Communities (COTELCO) under American University, where she led projects using global virtual teams. Additionally, she has worked at two Universities in the Gulf region (4 years)--University of Wollongong in Dubai and Saudi Electronic University, Riyadh.
Asmat Nizam Abdul-Talib teaches international business and international marketing at the Universiti Utara Malaysia. He received his PhD in International Marketing from Aston Business School, Aston University, UK, his MBA in International Business from Cardiff University, UK, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Concordia University, Canada. Currently, his academic research has received financial support or support in kind from various institutions. His research interests lie primarily in international marketing and strategic marketing, especially in export market intelligence, and the use of export market intelligence in the firm’s export decision process.
Nazariah Osman (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Postgraduate Program of International Affairs at the School of International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia. She teaches Diplomacy, International Relations, Malaysia’s Foreign Policy and Non-Traditional Security Issues at both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. Her areas of interest include Malaysia-Commonwealth Relations, Malaysia’s Foreign Relations, Malaysia-Developing Countries Relations and Tun Dr. Mahathir’s Foreign Policy. Dr. Osman obtained her BA Political Science (Hon.) from the International Islamic University Malaysia, followed by an MA in Diplomacy from Leicester University, United Kingdom and a Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations from Keele University, United Kingdom.