The international management literature does not typically examine the detailed level of operations whereas the operations management literature does not typically examine international influences in much depth. A much richer understanding can be accomplished by combining these different perspectives and, therefore, this book on international operations. At this point I would like to draw attention to a few items. First, many examples are provided in the book and many of those are based on personal experiences. As times change, so do environments. Therefore, in many instances dates are provided with examples and locations so that the reader can put this in the current context. Second, a lot can be learned by examining where things have ...

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