Business without borders : globalization (Global Marketplace) (#0481LK5)

by Andrews, David

2 reviews & awards | 1 full-text review

Paperback Heinemann Library, 2011
Price: USD 9.95
Description: 56 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
Dewey: 658; Int Lvl: YA
LEX 1100L; GR Y; F&P Y


 


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When the recent economic crisis began, many people found themselves wondering: "How did we get here?" This series makes sense of the recent crisis--and the global financial system more generally--by using a clear, engaging style to explore the fundamentals of investing, lending and borrowing, globalization, the economic cycle, and more. Special features include helpful charts and graphs, as well as real-life examples that help students to better understand their own role in the global marketplace.

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Overview
From Follett

Includes bibliographical references (page 55) and index.;The world at your fingertips -- Becoming global -- Trading around the world -- Breaking down barriers -- Globalization and business -- Globalization and the developed world -- Globalization and the developing world -- Making globalization work. Examines how globalization has impacted the business world, discussing the benefits and drawback of globalization, the history of trade, and the development of global marketplaces.

From the Publisher
This book takes readers through the ups and downs of globalization, including its impact on society and the marketplace.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Heinemann Library
  • Publication Date: January 1, 2011
  • Format: Paperback
  • Series: Global marketplace
  • Dewey: 658
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 56 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 1-43295-476-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-43295-476-5
  • Follett Number: 0481LK5
  • Interest Level: YA
  • Lexile: 1100L
  • Guided Reading Level: Y
  • Fountas & Pinnell: Y

Reviews & Awards
  • School Library Journal, 12/01/10
  • Wilson's Junior High School, 09/01/11

Full-Text Reviews
School Library Journal (December 1, 2010)
Gr 6-9-These titles cover a wealth of material in concise paragraphs with pertinent subheadings. They work well as broad but limited introductions to the subject of economic globalization. There are some accessible examples to aid in grasping such concepts as supply and demand, loans and interest, and monopolies. These include setting up a cookie business, the cost of blue jeans, and a great sidebar with Bill Gates front and center. Business Without Borders has the most clearly written, accessible content. It touches on currency, global trade, and purchasing power, and stresses that globalization is "a process that is still ongoing today." Making the Trade reinforces the concept of balancing stock investments with an umbrella-versus-suntan-lotion example that has the great subtext of suggesting stock investment can be as risky as the weather. Hollander's books are somewhat repetitive on such topics as supply and demand, inflation, and hyperinflation, and they are not as clearly written for the age group. They need further classroom explanation and discussion to understand some of these financial concepts. However, Booms includes an informative time line from 2001 to 2009. All of the texts "keep it real" by touching on economic cycles, with an emphasis on our current recession, implying that we are coming out of it at the time of publication and include excellent photos, charts, maps, and tables that help with the understanding of some sophisticated concepts.-Meredith Toumayan, The Governor's Academy, Byfield, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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