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2nd Edition

American Investment in British Manufacturing Industry

ISBN 9780415184120
Published July 24, 1998 by Routledge
360 Pages

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Book Description

This classic work, first published in 1958, is a seminal text in international business history. This new, substantially updated and revised edition is being published on the fortieth anniversary of the first edition. Features of the revised edition include:
* a new introduction
* a new concluding chapter
* amendments and additions to the original text
* a new statistical appendix which examines the main features and significance of the US penetration of UK industry over the past four decades.
Professor Dunning is one of the most internationally renowned and respected scholars in international business research. The updated version of this highly regarded book is a major contribution to studies in international business history.

Table of Contents

1 The growth of US investment in British manufacturing industry 2 The present-day scope of American participation in British industry 3 The structure and organization of US affiliates in Britain: geographical distribution, size and ownership patterns 4 The structure and organization of US affiliates in Britain: financial and managerial supervision of branch units 5 Comparative operating methods and productivity in US parent and UK branch plants 6 The influence of US firms on UK industrial development and on the efficiency of their UK competitors 7 The influence of US firms on their UK suppliers 8 The products supplied by US firms and their contribution to industrial productivity and consumer welfare 9 Managerial techniques adopted by US firms and their influence on UK ideas and policies 10 Overall economic effects and future prospects of US direct investment in the United Kingdom 11 Forty years on: American investment in British industry revisited

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Professor John H.Dunning is Professor Emeritus of International Business at the  University of Reading, UK. He is past President of the International Trade and Finance  Association, and of the Academy of International Business. He has published extensively  on international direct investment and the multinational enterprise, and on industrial and  regional economics.