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The Institute's recommended reading list for students studying our professional qualifications. You will be able to find most of the books that are on our reading list here:

 

Certificate in International Trade

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International Trade: An Essential Guide to the Principles and Practice of Export

By Jonathan Reuvid, Jim Sherlock

Originally aimed at those studying for professional qualifications and practitioners involved in export and international trade, combining 'textbook' information and accessible guidelines for best practice, this important handbook has now been fully updated with new material on EU and US law and on major target markets such as China. 

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The Business Environment

By Ian Worthington, Chris Britton

In a fast-paced and constantly changing world, it is more important than ever to have a sound appreciation of the context in which business organisations exist and operate. Now in its 7th edition, this best-selling textbook offers a comprehensive, yet accessible, introduction to the wide range of external influences that affect business operations and decisions in today’s increasingly globalised world.

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Keenan and Riches' Business Law

By Ms Sarah Riches, Ms Vida Allen

Well known and highly regarded as a reliable and practical guide to the law as it applies to the world of business. The eleventh edition has been thoroughly updated to incorporate recent legal changes including the European Union Act 2011, the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011, the Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011, the Equality Act 2010 and changes in financial regulation as it affects companies.

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International Marketing: Strategy, Planning, Market Entry & Implementation

By Roger Bennett, Jim Blythe

This manual on international marketing explores current issues, including the tactical, operational and strategic issues at play in global marketing. This third edition of International Marketing is revised and features case studies and teaching materials. It is accompanied by a free CD-ROM.

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Principles of Law Relating to International Trade

By Nicholas Kouladis

This book, first entitled Principles of Law Relating to Overseas Trade, has been expanded, revised, repackaged and re-titled in this edition to provide a more accessible and relevant textbook on the subject. Commentary and references to new and classic cases are now in footnotes in the main text, for ease of reading. Imbued with careful research and practical experience it presents an attempt to form a concise and authoritative statement of the law affecting international trade.

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Incoterms 2010

By International Chamber of Commerce

ICC Rules for the use of Domestic and International Trade Terms.

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A Short Guide to Customs Risk

By Catherine Truel

The historic growth in world trade, large container ships and information technology have triggered profound changes in international trade. A few years ago, customs officers at the border were meticulously checking goods and documents before releasing a shipment to the trader. Today, to reduce congestion and give the trade quick access to their goods, customs have introduced risk management principles and a large number of shipments clear customs automatically. Controls have moved from the border to the trader’s premises and it is during site visits that customs officers check the business compliance records.

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Level 4 Diploma in International Trade

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Economics for Business Plus MyEconLab

By John Sloman, Dean Garratt, Dr Jon Guest, Miss Elizabeth Jones

This new edition of Economics for Business uses up-to-date case studies to examine the key issues facing the business world today. Looking at everything from the impact of the financial crisis to the operation of individual business, the 7th edition illustrates how economic theory relates to real business issues in a clear, accessible and engaging way designed to help students excel.

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International Business: Global Edition: Environments and Operations

By John Daniels, Lee Radebaugh, Daniel Sullivan

International Business is an authoritative and engaging voice on conducting business in international markets. This text not only describes the ideas of international business but it also uses contemporary examples, scenarios, and cases to help students effectively put theory into practice. 

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Global Marketing

By Svend Hollensen

Now into its seventh edition, Global Marketing continues to be the most up-to-date and thorough text of its kind, with cutting-edge case studies and a focus on the impact of new technologies and perspectives on international marketing. This seventh edition expands on a number of new topics, including: shared economy solutions, social media, e-services and smartwatch app marketing, as well as many more.

It is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying international marketing, and for any practitioners who want to take their global marketing strategies to the next level.

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The International Business Environment: Challenges and Changes

By Ian Brooks, Jamie Weatherston, Graham Wilkinson

This engaging text offers a comprehensive introduction to the global environment that businesses operate in today. It addresses the key issues and institutions within economic, political and legal frameworks, as well as the impacts of social, cultural, technological and environmental developments. Responding to an increasingly international business environment, the book offers a truly global perspective and broad and discursive coverage of the external environment that businesses operate in today.

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Schmitthoff: The Law and Practice of International Trade

By Carole Murray, David Holloway, Darren Timson-Hunt

Schmitthoff's Export Trade, now in its twelfth edition, is the leading text in the field of international trade law and provides the reader with a comprehensive treatment of the subject including the sale of goods, finance and transportation of exports, insurance, customs law and long-term contracts.

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Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

By John Mangan, Chandra L. Lalwani

Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, now in its third edition, provides essential reading for anybody studying SCM and logistics. Encompassing both practical and strategic perspectives, it takes a truly global perspective, recognising the transnational nature of logistics activities in today's world.

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Marketing: An Introduction

By Gary Armstrong, Philip T. Kotler, Michael Harker, Ross Brennan

The third European edition of this classic text has been updated with the latest ideas in marketing and with numerous new European marketing examples and case studies. The authors prompt students to discover the concepts of marketing and translate them into real commercial practice for themselves.

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Marketing Research: An Applied Approach

By Naresh K. Malhotra, David F. Birks, Peter A. Wills

Malhotra and Birks have long been regarded as offering the most applied, comprehensive and authoritative commentary on European Marketing Research, helping students to build a clear understanding of how to:

  • diagnose and direct research questions that will support marketing decision making
  • appreciate what excellent research design means
  • utilise data collection techniques; qualitative and quantitative methods and forms of analysis
  • manage the ethical dilemmas and social and cultural issues faced by researchers in today’s global, online world
  • integrate new developments in social media research with traditional marketing research methods.

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Level 5 Diploma in International Trade

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International Marketing Strategy

By Isabel Doole, Robin Lowe

Now in its sixth edition, the highly respected and popular textbook has been developed to help the student learn, understand and practice all of the elements of the international marketing strategy process. The main ethos of the text is that a fundamental element of international marketing is the development of competitive international marketing strategies which build upon, leverage and advance an organization's competitive position across the globe. The sixth edition has been completely updated to reflect all key new developments in international marketing, whilst also significantly expanding the international coverage reflecting Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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Marketing Across Cultures

By Prof Jean-Claude Usunier, Julie Anne Lee

Marketing Across Cultures examines how multinational companies can appreciate and adapt to international diversity. By comparing national marketing systems with local commercial customs, Usunier and Lee use a cross-cultural approach that provides essential information on how marketing strategies can be implemented in different national contexts.

Full of up-to-date examples, numerous illustrations and using clear language, this text will guide students through key cultural marketing issues. 

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The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management

By Alan Rushton, Phil Croucher, Dr Peter Baker

The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management provides an introduction to fundamental elements of modern logistics and distribution. It explores all stages of the supply chain from raw materials through to the final distribution of the finished product. This handbook covers vital areas, including: concepts of logistics and distribution; planning for logistics; procurement and inventory decisions; warehousing and storage; freight transport; and operational management.

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International Marketing and Export Management

By Prof Gerald Albaum, Edwin Duerr, Alexander Josiassen

International Marketing and Export Management 8e offers an accessible state-of-the-art text in international marketing. The book covers the evolving internationally competitive landscape that almost all firms and consumers find themselves acting in today. Consumers because they often make consumption choices where there are international options, and firms because they either compete internationally or have international competitors in their domestic market.

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International Financial Management

By Cheol Eun, Bruce G. Resnick

International Financial Management is written based on two distinct parts: emphasis on the basics and emphasis on a managerial perspective. As capital markets of the world become more integrated, a solid understanding of international finance has become essential for astute corporate decision making. International Financial Management provides students with a foundation for analysis that will serve them well in their careers ahead. The decision-making process is presented through the text with the goal of teaching students how to make informed managerial decisions in an evolving global financial landscape.

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Trading in the Global Currency Markets

By Cornelius Luca

Cornelius Luca demystifies the complexities of the foreign currency exchange market, the world's largest and fastest growing market. Open 24 hours a day, it produces awe-inspiring gains and losses, has no boundaries and never goes on holiday.

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International Trade: An Essential Guide to the Principles and Practice of Export

By Jonathan Reuvid, Jim Sherlock

Originally aimed at those studying for professional qualifications and practitioners involved in export and international trade, combining 'textbook' information and accessible guidelines for best practice, this important handbook has now been fully updated with new material on EU and US law and on major target markets such as China.

Learn More

 

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A Short Guide to Customs Risk

By Catherine Truel

The historic growth in world trade, large container ships and information technology have triggered profound changes in international trade. A few years ago, customs officers at the border were meticulously checking goods and documents before releasing a shipment to the trader. Today, to reduce congestion and give the trade quick access to their goods, customs have introduced risk management principles and a large number of shipments clear customs automatically. Controls have moved from the border to the trader’s premises and it is during site visits that customs officers check the business compliance records.

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