Global Turning Points: The Challenges for Business and Society in the 21st Century

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The second edition of this popular book offers an accessible yet sophisticated analysis of the game-changing events and trends that are transforming the world beyond recognition. For the first time in human history, more people live in cities than in the countryside, and greater numbers suffer from obesity than from hunger. During the next few decades, India will become the biggest country in terms of population, China the largest in output, and the United States the richest among the major economies on a per capita income basis. Food and water shortages will likely become humankind's most important challenges. With four new chapters, on the rise of the global middle class, the transformative power of technology, institutions and the entrepreneurial spirit, and the trials and tribulations of the financial system, this book provides a thorough introduction to the challenges facing business and society in the twenty-first century.

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ISBN-13: 9781316503539
ISBN-10: 1316503534
Pagini: 234
Ilustrații: 28 b/w illus. 1 map 11 tables
Dimensiuni: 152 x 228 x 12 mm
Greutate: 0.32 kg
Ediția: Revizuită
Editura: Cambridge University Press
Colecția Cambridge University Press
Locul publicării: Cambridge, United Kingdom


Preface; 1. Welcome to the twenty-first century; 2. A global economy out of balance; 3. The rise of the emerging-market multinationals; 4. The new demography: aging, migration, and obesity; 5. From dictatorship to democracy and failed states; 6. A disparate world: inequality and poverty; 7. The rise of the global middle class; 8. The transformative power of technology; 9. Institutions and the entrepreneurship spirit; 10. The quest for sustainability; 11. The trials and tribulations of the financial system; 12. The global powers of the twenty-first century; 13. Coping with uncertainty and complexity; References; Index.