INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS is a timely and useful book. Uncounted millions of “international” transactions occur daily, as goods and services are purchased across the national boundaries of some 200 political units. Capital flows from nation to nation, and so—to a lesser extent—do jobs, as companies seek more favorable locations for their business operations. The “rules” (laws) governing these exchanges quickly become complex, as persons (and governments) from different countries are involved. If problems arise in a cross-border relationship, whose rules apply? What forums are available to resolve disputes? Are there tax implications to the transaction? If so, where? These and similar questions need to be factored into the decision to “go overseas.”
GEORGE D. CAMERON III is Emeritus Professor of Business Law at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He earned a B.A. and an M.A. at Kent State University, and a J.D. and Ph.D. (Political Science) at the University of Michigan. He taught for 53 years—the last 43 at Michigan, including teaching visits in Beijing, Helsinki, Hong Kong, and Sao Paulo. The three Business Law texts that he authored or co-authored have gone through a combined total of 17 editions. He has won a number of teaching and research awards, including students’ first (1982) “Best Professor” award at the University of Michigan’s business school, listing as a noteworthy professor by Business Week in its 1986 ranking of the Top Ten Business Schools, a State of Michigan Undergraduate Teaching Award in 1990, the Bernard Teaching Leadership Award from his business school colleagues in 2003, and the Outstanding Senior Professor Award for 2004 by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.