Best Upcoming International Books of December 2016

  • The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region
    The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic RegionAn urgently needed “risk map” of the many dangers that could derail Asia’s growth and stability Since Marco Polo, the West has waited for the “Asian Century. ” Today, the world believes that Century has arrived. Yet from China’s slumping economy to war clouds over the South China Sea and from environmental devastation to demographic crisis, Asia’s future is increasingly uncertain.
  • Crude Volatility: The History and the Future of Boom-Bust Oil Prices (Center on Global Energy Policy Series)
    Crude Volatility: The History and the Future of Boom-Bust Oil Prices (Center on Global Energy Policy Series)Crafting an engrossing journey from the gushing Pennsylvania oil fields of the 1860s to today’s fraught and fractious Middle East, Crude Volatility explains how past periods of stability and volatility in oil prices help us understand the new boom-bust era. Tracing a history marked by conflict, intrigue, and extreme uncertainty, McNally shows how―even from the oil industry’s first years―wild and harmful price volatility prompted industry leaders and officials to undertake extraordinary efforts to stabilize oil prices by controlling production. Herculean market interventions―first, by Rockefeller’s Standard Oil, then, by U.
  • The Trouble with Tea: The Politics of Consumption in the Eighteenth-Century Global Economy (Studies in Early American Economy and Society from the Library Company of Philadelphia)
    The Trouble with Tea: The Politics of Consumption in the Eighteenth-Century Global Economy (Studies in Early American Economy and Society from the Library Company of Philadelphia)Americans imagined tea as central to their revolution. In The Trouble with Tea, historian Jane T. The Trouble with Tea reveals a surprising truth: that concerns about the British political economy, coupled with the corporate machinations of the East India Company, brought an abundance of tea to Britain, causing the company to target North America as a potential market for surplus tea.
  • China’s Mobile Economy: Opportunities in the Largest and Fastest Information Consumption Boom [Read online]
    China's Mobile Economy: Opportunities in the Largest and Fastest Information Consumption BoomExplore the world-changing digital transformation in China China’s Mobile Economy: Opportunities in the Largest and Fastest Information Consumption Boom is a cutting-edge text that spotlights the digital transformation in China. ” Understand what the digital transformation in China is, and impact on global capital markets, foreign investors, consumer companies, and the global economy as a whole Explore the e-commerce consumption boom in the context of the Chinese market Understand the implications of the multi-screen age and mobile Internet for China’s consumers See how mobile Internet use, its focus on lifestyle and entertainment is aligned with today’s Chinese culture Learn about the mobile entertainment habits of China’s millennial generation and the corresponding new advertisement approaches The development of China’s mobile economy is one of the most important trends that will reshape the future of business, technology and society both in China and the world. China’s Mobile Economy: Opportunities in the Largest and Fastest Information Consumption Boomintroduces you to the digital transformation in China, and explains how this transformation has the potential to transform both China and the global consumer landscape.
  • International GAAP 2017: Generally Accepted Accounting Practice under International Financial Reporting Standards
    International GAAP 2017: Generally Accepted Accounting Practice under International Financial Reporting StandardsThe International Financial Reporting Group of Ernst & Young includes financial reporting specialists from throughout the world. It shows how difficult practical issues should be approached in the complex, global world of international financial reporting, where IFRSs have become the accepted financial reporting system in more than 100 countries. ” – the Chairman of Trustees of the IASC Foundation “A standard reference work” – Financial Times “The definitive guide to financial reporting” – The Times.
  • International Macroeconomics for Business and Political Leaders (Routledge Focus on Economics and Finance)
    International Macroeconomics for Business and Political Leaders (Routledge Focus on Economics and Finance)International Macroeconomics for Business and Political Leaders explains the fundamentals of international macroeconomics in a very efficient and approachable text. It explores key macro concepts such as growth, unemployment, inflation, interest, and exchange rates. This is not a theory-for-theory’s-sake textbook but a practice-oriented, common-sense approach to explaining international macroeconomics which quickly connects readers to real world events.
  • Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine [Read online]
    Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making MachineConventional accounting uses the logical (albeit, flawed) formula: Sales – Expenses = Profit. Serial entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz has developed a behavioral approach to accounting to flip the formula: Sales – Profit = Expenses. Using Michalowicz’s Profit First system, readers will learn that: · Following 4 simple principles can simplify accounting and make it easier to manage a profitable business by looking at bank account balances.
  • International Trade: The Basics
    International Trade: The BasicsInternational Trade: The Basics offers an accessible and engaging introduction to contemporary debates on international trade, inviting readers to explore the connections between national political economies within a globally integrated world. Topics covered include: Why nations trade Globalization and transnational production networks Transnational governance The emergence of Asia as a major trade region Ethical trade and environmental sustainability Trade in solar energy, services and ideas. Featuring case studies and social media links that help to illustrate key concepts, International Trade: The Basics is an essential read for anyone seeking to understand how trade varies between regions, affects relationships between countries and influences a country’s social, political and economic life.
  • Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future [Read online]
    Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our FutureSurveying this turbulent history, Paul Mason’s Postcapitalism argues that we are on the brink of a change so big and so profound that this time capitalism itself, the immensely complex system within which entire societies function, will mutate into something wholly new. Vast numbers of people are changing how they behave and live, in ways contrary to the current system of state-backed corporate capitalism. And as the terrain changes, new paths open.
  • How to Import Wine: An Insider’s Guide
    How to Import Wine: An Insider’s GuideSince the 2011 publication of the first edition of How to Import Wine tectonic change has fundamentally reshaped the US wine business landscape. Drawing on her real-world experience of these new dynamics, Deborah M. Gray provides essential tools for the establishment of a progressive US wine importing business.

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