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Global Business Environment
Shifting Paradigms in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  • Mansi Kapoor - Faculty, Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, Pune
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August 2019 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

Discusses the shifting paradigms in global business environment in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Global Business Environment provides a comprehensive account of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It captures the current shifts in the global environment for business caused mainly by the disruptive nature of rapid technological advancements and the consequences of globalization, which impact political, social and economic changes. Furnished with up-to-date examples and case studies, the book presents an exhaustive yet lucid view of current socio-economic realities, latest technological advancements, political undercurrents, and the issues and challenges confronting organizations and institutions both globally and locally. Besides students of management, this text will prove to be an indispensable companion for those pursuing courses in liberal arts, social sciences and economics.

Key Features:

• Systematic study of current trends in technology ranging from blockchain to artificial intelligence (AI)

• Insights on modern concepts in economic thinking such as concept of circular economy and behavioural economics

• Latest topics enriching the contextual knowledge in which businesses operate such as migration crisis, climate change, existential threats and new age idealism.
 
Preface
 
Introduction: Shifting Paradigms—Global Business Environment in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
 
Part One: Technology and AI: The Heart of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
 
Of intelligence: Artificial, Real and Super
 
Versions of Reality: Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality
 
Blockchain: Perspectives and Implications
 
Future of Manufacturing: Additive Manufacturing
 
Buzzing Science of the Brain and the Mind: Neuroscience and Mindfulness
 
Part Two: New Age Economics: New Frontiers in Economic Thought
 
An Introduction to the Circular Economy
 
An Introduction to Behavioural Economics
 
Economic Nationalism
 
The Sharing Economy and the Platform
 
Part Three: The Right and Left of International Politics
 
Identity Politics: Issues and Challenges
 
The Right and Left of the March of Authoritarians and Populists
 
Democracy: Dead or Alive
 
Rising China and the Rest of the World
 
Part Four: Society and Culture: The Changing Dynamics
 
The Generations: Millennials and Beyond
 
Migrants, Walls and Ageing Demographics
 
Rethinking Capitalism
 
Current Trends in Culture
 
Themes in Future of Work
 
Part Five: Issues and Challenges of the 21st Century
 
An Endangered Planet: Endangered Climate Change Agenda
 
Inequality: The Spark behind Every Revolution
 
Privacy in the Digital World: Issues and Challenges
 
Existential Threat: AI and the End Game
 
Heroic Spirit and Ideals for the 21st Century
 
Bibliography
 
Index

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ISBN: 9789353284541
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