International Business Law and the Legal Environment provides business students with a strong understanding of the legal principles that govern doing business internationally. Not merely about compliance, this book emphasizes how to use the law to create value and competitive advantage.
DiMatteo's transactional approach walks students through key business transactions - from import and export, contracts, and finance to countertrade, dispute resolution, licensing, and more - giving them both context and demonstrating real world application. This new edition also includes:
The book includes valuable learning tools such as summary "case highlights" and court opinions that feature edited court transcripts so that students are exposed to the court's actual legal reasoning, and are able to grasp and retain an understanding of the underlying legal principles. These court decisions are also drawn from a broad range of countries, offering a truly international look at the subject.
International migration is becoming an increasingly important element of contemporary demographic dynamics and yet, due to its high volatility, it remains the most unpredictable element of population change. In Europe, population forecasting is especially difficult because good-quality data on migration are lacking. There is a clear need for reliable methods of predicting migration since population forecasts are indispensable for rational decision making in many areas, including labour markets, social security or spatial planning and organisation. In addressing these issues, this book adopts a Bayesian statistical perspective, which allows for a formal incorporation of expert judgement, while describing uncertainty in a coherent and explicit manner. No prior knowledge of Bayesian statistics is assumed. The outcomes are discussed from the point of view of forecast users (decision makers), with the aim to show the relevance and usefulness of the presented methods in practical applications.
This book analyses the wave of competition-oriented reform by comparing internal market reform (proposed in publicly-funded health care systems) with managed competition reform (proposed in systems with a mixture of public/private financing) and the role of managed care in each of these reform theories.