Global And Local Internationalization

Author: Elspeth Jones
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9463003010
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"Offering a range of perspectives on internationalization in higher education from a globally dispersed group of authors, this book reflects the many facets of the theme. It reminds us that, while internationalization is strongly connected to the globalization of society, at the same time it is deeply embedded in local political, economic and social structures, systems and cultures. The increasing attention given to internationalization by institutions all around the world is leading to diversification and broadening of practice. This in turn deepens our understanding of what is needed to enhance the educational experiences of students, and how the outcomes of internationalization contribute to the skills needed in a globalized and multicultural society. Yet inevitably the impact is becoming more noticeable locally and the six sections of the book focus on these dimensions: • Internationalization in Local and Global Contexts • Local and Global Drivers for Change • Global and Local Dimensions of Curriculum Internationalization • The Outcomes of Local and Global International Education • Internationalization for Local and Global Employability • Regional and National Cases of Local and Global Internationalization How can we define more precise learning outcomes that underpin learning and teaching? How do we avoid the societal risks of internationalization and ensure that internationalization opportunities and benefits are shared equally? How do we prevent brain drain and commercialization? What are the values that underlie our actions? These are just some of the questions that will occupy our minds, locally and globally, in the years to come and which this book seeks to highlight."

Usability And Internationalization Global And Local User Interfaces

Author: Nuray Aykin
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9783540840022
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This is the second of a two-volume set that constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Usability and Internationalization, UIHCII 2007, held in Beijing, China in July 2007. The papers of this second volume cover global and local user interfaces and are organized in topical sections on designing global and local products and services, as well as enhancing and personalizing the user experience.

The Sage Handbook Of International Higher Education

Author: Darla K. Deardorff
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1412999219
Size: 19,12 MB
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The SAGE Handbook of International Higher Education examines the internationalization of higher education from a marginal to a core dimension of higher education worldwide. This mainstreaming of internationalization is a fascinating phenomenon: new concepts, programs, providers, and methods of delivery are emerging; impressive national and regional scholarship programs have been established; radical reforms have been undertaken to make higher education globally competitive; and mobility of students and scholars has increased around the world. This groundbreaking handbook serves as a guide to internationalization of higher education and offers new strategies for its further development and expansion in the years to come. With a decidedly global approach, this volume brings together leading experts from around the world to illustrate the increasing importance of internationalization. The text encompasses the diversity and breadth of internationalization of higher education in all its thematic facets and regional impacts.

The Global And The Local

Author: Arndt Sorge
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191535345
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'...there is... no lack of ambition in this book. And yet, unlike much of what today comes as sociology, it is fun to read, written in a way that combines the very abstract and the very concrete, the principles of general theories and the anecdotes of specific histories, in ways that are enlightening and entertaining at the same time. Those who take the book to heart will find themselves in possession of a language that can speak about 'globalization' in a non-sensationalist manner without, however, in any way detracting from its significance - in fact, quite to the contrary. They will much better and more systematically understand the lasting significance of the local in a world whose horizons of action are expanding.' From the Foreword by Wolfgang Streeck, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne The rhetoric of internationalization and globalization often suggests an inexorable move away from domestic cultural and institutional differences. Yet the development of internationalization within individual nations has been shaped by those very domestic institutions and cultures, as 'best practice' or other kinds of international learning have been translated into established practice and knowledge. In this important study, Arndt Sorge presents a sociological theory of the development of human societies to explain how business systems evolve and change, and how internationalization works to specify and change societal identities within nations. Examining changes in work, organization, corporate governance, and human resources, Sorge shows how this interaction is a pattern that has been followed over centuries. Indeed, amongst the cases Sorge presents, he concentrates on the example of Germany, a supposedly highly homogeneous and closed society, as evidence for the universality of shifting borders, expanding horizons, local adoption and adaptation of global practices, and the hybridization of systems and standards, as the normal course of social evolution. Arndt Sorge's analysis of globalization combines rigorous theoretical reasoning with empirically-grounded analysis, and deliberately adopts a general social science approach, drawing on research from Business and Management Studies, Sociology, Political Science, and History.

Internationalization Entrepreneurship And The Smaller Firm

Author: Marian V. Jones
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1848447361
Size: 13,74 MB
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This book, on the important subject of internationalization and entrepreneurship with the concentration on the smaller firm, is a standout in a field that has many excellent offerings. . . This book is well organized, substantive, and highly readable. Recommended. C.J. Talele, Choice This forward-looking volume contains state-of-the-art analysis of the current research themes and challenges influencing the internationalization of SMEs. The editors have brought together perspectives from both academics and practitioners, who in turn use theoretical and empirical studies to identify gaps in research evidence, present case studies of internationalizing SMEs, and illustrate potential for future research. The book features some of the best known researchers in the field of international entrepreneurship, and combines a range of theoretical perspectives including network and social capital, internationalization process, and international new venture frameworks as well as knowledge, learning and absorptive capacity paradigms. This timely study will appeal strongly to academics, researchers and students focusing on business and management, international business, entrepreneurship and international marketing. It will also provide important insights for international entrepreneurs and policy-makers.

Internationalization Design And Global Development

Author: Nuray Aykin
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642027679
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This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Internationalization, Design and Global Development, IDGD 2009, held in San Diego, CA, USA, in July 2009 in the framework of the 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2009 with 10 other thematically similar conferences. The 57 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of internationalization, design and global development and address the following major topics: cross-cultural user interface design; culture, community, collaboration and learning; internationalization and usability; ICT for global development; and designing for eCommerce, eBusiness and eBanking.

Local And Global

Author: Jordi Borja
Editor: Earthscan
ISBN: 9781853834417
Size: 10,93 MB
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The authors argue that cities will become more, not less, important, and will remain the focus of social organisation, political management and cultural expression, despite the impact of new information technologies.

Retail Internationalization In Emerging Countries

Author: Karin Pennemann
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3834944920
Size: 15,10 MB
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The increasing internationalization of retail companies can emerge in the international retail brand management, a research gap. In the course of development that retailers will realize as a brand that always emergent research needs. This study shows how internationally operating trading company deal with these challenges, special services at the international level. These advantages are inter alia from differences in culturally influenced patterns of perception. A consideration of these differences implies a customized branding, which promises to enhance the efficiency of brand effects.

Doomed To Internationalization And Modernization Of Corporate Culture

Author: Ghenadie Anghel
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3834934984
Size: 13,59 MB
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What kind of corporate- and intercultural problems do German companies encounter on the path towards globally operating enterprises? To what extent should they hold on to, adjust or abandon their long-established values and practices in a new business environment? What must they particularly expect while expanding into the Russian market? Ghenadie Anghel delivers answers to these questions on the basis of revealing interviews with general directors and senior executives of 27 Russian subsidiaries of large DAX-listed companies as well as medium-sized hidden champions.

The Politics Of Human Rights

Author: Obrad Savic
Editor: Verso
ISBN: 9781859843734
Size: 11,41 MB
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This volume sets out to describe the political and philosophical underpinnings of the idea of human rights by bringing together a collection of original essays by a group of highly distinguished theorists. Recognizing that Western insistence on the universality of the concept of human rights can also function as a diplomatic cover for post-colonial interventions, it insists that the campaign for human rights must take into account the varied social and economic environments in different nation states that affect the ways such demands can be implemented. This campaign is most effective when demonstrating international solidarity with those whose basic rights are jeopardized or denied.