Canadian-Based Multinationals: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Canadian-Based Multinationals

1st Edition

Edited by Steven Globerman


482 pages

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Hardback: 9780367421830
pub: 2019-10-31
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Originally published in 1994, Canadian-Based Multinationals is the fourth title in the Investment in Canada Research Series, reissued in 2019. The book examines the expansion of Canadian firms abroad and considers some of the major issues linked with Canadian direct investment abroad. The book addresses whether and to what extent outward direct investment imparts net benefits to the Canadian economy over and above those realized by the investing companies themselves; labour-market issues (shifts in employment between low and high productivity sectors); technology issues (adoption, skills, diffusion, transfer, R&D); and tax issues (objectives and constraints on taxation of FDI, and location effects).

Table of Contents


1. The Public and Private Interests in Outward Direct Investment, Steven Globerman

Part I: Evidence

2. Recent Trends in Canadian Direct Investment Abroad: The Rise Of Canadian Multinationals, Franklin Chow

3. Canadian-Based Multinationals: An Analysis of Activities and Performance, Someshwar Rao, Marc Legault & Ashfaq Ahmad

Part II: Economic Implications

4. Canadian Direct Investment Abroad and the Canadian Economy: Some Theoretical and Empirical Considerations, Edward M. Graham

5. Canadian Foreign Direct Investment, R&D and Technology Transfer, Donald G. Mcfetridge

6. Labour-Market Implications of Outward Foreign Direct Investment, Morley Gunderson & Savita Verma

7.Taxation and Canadian Direct Investment Abroad, Donald J. S. Brean

Part III: Business Implications

8. Strategic Management and Canadian Multinationals, Alan M. Rugman

9. Joint Ventures and Canadian Outward Direct Investment, Steven Globerman & Bernard M. Wolf

Part IV: Country Case Studies

10. Causes and Consequences of Japanese Direct Investment Abroad, John C. Ries & Keith C. Head

11. Home-Country Effects of Foreign Direct Investment: Sweden, Magnus Blomstrom & Ari O. Kokko

Part V: Firm Studies

12. Macmillan Bloedel: Foreign Investment Decisions and Their Welfare Consequences, Ilan Vertinsky & Rachana Raizada

13. Northern Telecom: A Case Study in the Management of Technology, Fernand Amesse, Louise Seguin-Dulude & Guv Stanley

Part VI: Lessons

Rapporteur's Comments, Andre Raynauld O.C.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General