International Business is a well-established research field, in which regionalisation has recently gained significant prominence. Europe comprises marketplaces characterised by unique patterns of highly advanced economic integration. No other marketplace in the world has progressed to the same levels of harmonisation across sovereign countries and economies.
European Business is a subject in its own right with its own research momentum. Contemporary research evidences that firms view Europe as a challenging, mostly – yet not entirely – mature market location. Yet this location, often seen from a multi-country perspective, is subject to complexities revealing strategic corporate strengths and weaknesses. Theory, concepts and models known from International Business hence often vary in their applicability and relevance in this business environment.
This comprehensive reference volume brings together a global team of contributors to analyse and overview the key issues, themes and phenomena that affect business in Europe. With interdisciplinary perspectives, the book covers crucial themes that any European Business research needs to acknowledge, including business cultures and identity, entrepreneurship and innovation, M&A and institutional trends, European HRM, migration, climate change issues, Brexit, and more. The selection of authors, from 17 countries worldwide, reflects the international scope of this research field and its agenda.
A unique resource, this book provides an essential guide to researchers, research students and scholars of business and the social sciences, as well as the informed business community.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part A|34 pages
European business research
part B|50 pages
International business theory and evidence in Europe
part C|34 pages
Culture, identity and European business
part D|46 pages
The political economy of doing business in advanced regionalisation
part E|65 pages
Managing people in Europe
part F|89 pages
Functional and sectorial perspectives
part G|28 pages