International Business has grown in importance due to a number of factors, particularly globalization. Many companies have gone beyond their national borders to have operations even in remote corners of the world. International business has become easier since the advent of the internet and emergence of e-business. In order to do business internationally, a company must have a good product, the right strategy and an appetite to take risks in the global marketplace. We have collected some reads, which can help you to make educated decisions.

1. “In Defense of Public Debt” By Barry Eichengreen

A dive into the origins, management, and uses and misuses of sovereign debt through the ages.

Public debts have exploded to levels unprecedented in modern history as governments responded to the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis. Their dramatic rise has prompted apocalyptic warnings about the dangers of heavy debts―about the drag they will place on economic growth and the burden

they represent for future generations. In Defense of Public Debt offers a sharp rejoinder to this view, marshaling the entire history of state-issued public debt to demonstrate its usefulness. [BUY]*

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2. “Geopolitical Alpha: An Investment Framework for Predicting the Future” By Marco Papic

Forecast geopolitics and markets with this clear and insightful resource.

 Geopolitical Alpha – An Investment Framework for Predicting the Future provides readers with an original and compelling approach to forecasting the future and beating the markets while doing so. Persuasively written by author, investment strategist, and geopolitical analyst Marko Papic, the book applies a novel framework for making sense of the cacophony of geopolitical risks with the eye towards generating investment-relevant insights. [BUY]*

3. “Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages” By Carlota Perez

Carlota Perez’s insightful analysis of the rapid growth and diffusion of new technologies in general, and Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in particular, is a welcome antidote to the bullish and ahistorical hyperbole of the datacom era. [BUY]*

4. China: The Bubble that Never Pops” By Thomas Orlik

Banks drowning in bad loans. An urban landscape littered with ghost towns of empty property. Industrial zones stalked by zombie firms. Trade tariffs blocking the path to global markets. And yet, against the odds and against expectations, growth continues, wealth rises, international influence expands. The coming collapse of China is always coming, never arriving. Thomas Orlik, a veteran of more than a decade in Beijing, turns the spotlight on China’s fragile fundamentals, and resources for resilience. Drawing on discussions with Communist cadres, shadow bankers, and migrant workers, Orlik pieces together a unique perspective on China’s past, present, and possible futures. [BUY]*

5. International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures” By Hellen Deresky

International Business is conducted around the globe across cultures, languages, traditions, and a range of economic, political, and technological landscapes. International Management: Managing Across Borders and Culturesexamines the challenges to the manager’s role associated with adaptive leadership and thoroughly prepares readers for the complicated yet fascinating discipline of international and global management. [BUY]*

6. Cracking the China Conundrum: Why Conventional Economic Wisdom Is Wrong” By Yukon Huang 

China’s rise is altering global power relations, reshaping economic debates, and commanding tremendous public attention. Despite extensive media and academic scrutiny, the conventional wisdom about China’s economy is often wrong. Cracking the China Conundrum provides a holistic and contrarian view of China’s major economic, political, and foreign policy issues. [BUY]*

7. “Invisible China: How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China’s Rise” By  Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell


As the glittering skyline in Shanghai seemingly attests, China has quickly transformed itself from a place of stark poverty into a modern, urban, technologically savvy economic powerhouse. But as Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell show in Invisible China, the truth is much more complicated and might be a serious cause for concern.
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8. “International Economics (Mcgraw-hill Series Economics)” By de Dennis Appleyard and Alfred Field

Appleyard and Field’s provides a balanced treatment of international economics―international trade theory and policy and international monetary theory and policy. Comprehensive and clear, International Economics helps students move beyond recognition toward an understanding of current and future international events through real world examples featured throughout the text. New improvements covering the emerging issues in the global economy are designed to help readers both understand and appreciate the growing importance of the global economy in their lives. [BUY]*

9. “China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know” By  Arthur R. Kroeber 


China’s economic growth has been revolutionary, and is the foundation of its increasingly prominent role in world affairs. It is the world’s second biggest economy, the largest manufacturing and trading nation, the consumer of half the world’s steel and coal, the biggest source of international tourists, and one of the most influential investors in developing countries from southeast Asia to Africa to Latin America. Multinational companies make billions of dollars in profits in China each year, while traders around the world shudder at every gyration of the country’s unruly stock markets. Perhaps paradoxically, its capitalist economy is governed by an authoritarian Communist Party that shows no sign of loosening its grip.
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10. “The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy: Why Strategic Superiority Matters” By  Matthew Kroenig 

For decades, the reigning scholarly wisdom about nuclear weapons policy has been that the United States only needs the ability to absorb an enemy nuclear attack and still be able to respond with a devastating counterattack. This argument is reasonable, but, empirically, we see that the US has always maintained a nuclear posture that is much more robust than a mere second-strike capability. In The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy, Matthew Kroenig challenges the conventional wisdom and explains why a robust nuclear posture, above and beyond a mere second-strike capability, contributes to a state’s national security goals. In fact, when a state has a robust nuclear weapons force, such a capability reduces its expected costs in a war, provides it with bargaining leverage, and ultimately enhances nuclear deterrence. [BUY]*

11. “International Business” By  John Daniels, Lee Radebaugh and Daniel Sullivan

International business through theory and practice.

Balancing authoritative theory and meaningful practice, International Business engages readers on the subject of conducting business in international markets. The authors’ descriptions and ideas of international business are enhanced with contemporary examples, scenarios, and cases that help readers effectively apply what they’ve learned. [BUY]*

12. “Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind” By Geert Hofstede, Gert Jan Hofstede  and Michael Minkov 

The revolutionary study of how the place where we grew up shapes the way we think, feel, and act with new dimensions and perspectives.

Based on research conducted in more than seventy countries over a forty-year span, Cultures and Organizations examines what drives people apart—when cooperation is so clearly in everyone’s interest. [BUY]*

13. Revolution in Development” By Christy Thornton 

Revolution in Development uncovers the surprising influence of postrevolutionary Mexico on the twentieth century’s most important international economic institutions. Drawing on extensive archival research in Mexico, the United States, and Great Britain, Christy Thornton meticulously traces how Mexican officials repeatedly rallied Third World leaders to campaign for representation in global organizations and redistribution through multilateral institutions. By decentering the United States and Europe in the history of global economic governance, Revolution in Development shows how Mexican economists, diplomats, and politicians fought for more than five decades to reform the rules and institutions of the global capitalist economy. [BUY]*

14. Global Business Today” By Charles Hill

Global Business Today sets the standard for International Business courses and is the proven choice at both the undergraduate and graduate level. It offers a complete solution that is relevant (timely, comprehensive), practical (focused on applications of concepts), and integrated (logical flow of topics from chapter to chapter). [BUY]*

15. “International Political Economy: Perspectives on Global Power and Wealth” By  Jeffry A. Frieden, David A. Lake And J. Lawrence Broz

International Political Economy has been extensively updated to reflect changes in the scholarship and the global economy. This compact book brings together a flexible and provocative set of articles and excerpts on a broad range of topics, including the global economic crisis, international migration, and the ongoing challenges in the Eurozone. [BUY]*