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Legal and Ethical Aspects of International Business

Eric L. Richards and Scott J. Shackelford


  • ISBN: 9781454834342

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    Effective managers must accurately assess the legal and ethical ramifications of complex business transactions. This requires familiarity with the basic principles of international law, and an understanding of the importance of culturally diverse ethical traditions in all of their business relationships. Legal and Ethical Aspects of International Business is your authoritative guide to the law and ethics of business leadership in the global market. It provides the vehicle for today s and tomorrow s managers to successfully navigate the legal and ethical environment of business around the world. Classroom-tested and business-world vetted, Legal and Ethical Aspects of International Business provides:

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    Page Count 816
    Published 02/27/2014
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    Summary of Contents




    Part One  Legal and Ethical Reasoning

    Chapter 1: Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning

    Chapter 2: Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

    Chapter 3: The Legal Profession


    Part Two  International Law and Legal Institutions

    Chapter 4: The International Legal System

    Chapter 5: The World Trade Organization

    Chapter 6: The European Union and NAFTA


    Part Three  Private Dispute Resolution

    Chapter 7: The Courts and Litigation

    Chapter 8: Alternate Dispute Resolution: The Arbitration Alternative

    Chapter 9: Suing Foreign Nations and Political Violence Against People


    Part Four  Contracting in the Global Environment

    Chapter 10: Introduction to U.S. Contracts

    Chapter 11: The Convention for the International Sale of Goods

    Chapter 12: International Payment Mechanisms

    Chapter 13: Contracts for the Carriage of Goods


    Part Five  Import and Export Law

    Chapter 14: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    Chapter 15: U.S. Export Controls

    Chapter 16: Import Relief


    Part Six  Agency and Employment Law

    Chapter 17: The Law of Agency

    Chapter 18: The Employment Relationship

    Chapter 19: Employment Discrimination


    Part Seven  Competition and the Protection of Ideas

    Chapter 20: Licensing and Intellectual Property Rights

    Chapter 21: Competition Law



  • Author Information

    Eric L. Richards

    Professor Richards has been a Professor of Business Law in the Department of Business Law and Ethics at the Kelley School of Business since 1979. Prior to his appointment at the Kelley School, he spent two years as an Assistant Professor of Business Law at the University of Kansas. Throughout his teaching career, Professor Richards has published extensively in both law and business law journals. His research has focused on antitrust law, constitutional law, and international trade. He also has served as an editor for the American Business Law Journal. Professor Richards has taught at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive level both in the United States and Europe. He has taught courses covering ethics, personal law, the legal environment of business, commercial law, and international trade law. During his career, he has authored or co-authored four text books covering both U.S. domestic law and international trade law. These texts are used at universities throughout the world. During his career, Professor Richards has received over 30 university and national awards for his research and teaching. He currently serves as the Chair of Indiana University's Kelley Direct Public MBA program.

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    Scott J. Shackelford

    Professor Shackelford earned his Bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Indiana University, his Masters in International Relations, with highest distinction, from the University of Cambridge as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, and his J.D., with academic and pro bono distinction, from Stanford Law School where he was co-Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Journal of International Law. Prior to joining the Kelley School faculty, Professor Shackelford worked at the multinational law firm Hogan Lovells, clerked at the NASA Office of General Counsel, and taught law to undergraduates at Stanford University. Professor Shackelford teaches cybersecurity, international business law, and sustainability among other courses, as well as being a fellow at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. He has written more than 30 articles, essays, and book chapters that have been published in such publications as the New York University Environmental Law Journal, American Business Law Journal, Stanford Environmental Law Journal, and the Berkeley Journal of International Law. Professor Shackelford has also written op-eds on the topic of cybersecurity that have been published in the Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, while his research has been covered by National Public Radio, the Atlantic, and USA Today. His academic work has been recognized with such awards as the Stanford Law School Steven Block Civil Liberties Award for Writing on Civil Rights, and in 2011 Professor Shackelford won the Indiana University Trustees’ Teaching Award for Excellence. A frequent speaker to a variety of audiences, Professor Shackelford has presented his research on cybersecurity at diverse forums, including Notre Dame, Georgetown, Australian National University, the Prime Minister and Cabinet Office of the Government of Australia, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, NATO, the Swedish National Defense College, and the Indiana Counter Proliferation Task Force.

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