Economic Transition and International Business brings together academic experts in International Business and sheds new light on the international phenomenon of transitions in the worldwide economy. It includes both academic investigations as well as in-depth empirical studies.
The purpose of the book is to investigate how international transitions reshape the environment, as they reallocate and renew activities, and create new strategies for actors and stakeholders. It provides essential insights into a number of contextual changes that organisations are facing internationally, and is structured around three complementary themes. In the first part, recent economic and financial crises are analysed and presented as revealing transitions for the business world. In the second part, the impact of these transitions is assessed at the level of various key economic players in today’s societies (states, business networks, companies, associations, etc.). In the third part, certain decision-making and managerial transitions are retained to illustrate the new deal linked to international transitions.
This book is recommended reading for scholars and students in management and economics, as well as international business managers. They will find insightful information, either theoretical or practical, including various countries impacted by socio-economic transitions.
PART 1. Crises as transition indicators 1. A neo-institutional analysis of the effects of the crisis on financial regulation in the G20 countries 2. The sociological branch of neo-institutional theory: a relevant framework for analysing the effects of the economic crisis on fast-growing economies? 3. A sustainable review of conventions between economic actors 4. Behaviour of individuals and crises: towards a new paradigm in finance? PART 2. The impact of transitions on agents 5. China looking for a new model 6. The shifting power of influence of consumer associations in Europe: the transition to the status of institutional stakeholder 7. Internationalisation of SMEs from Transition Economies: the case of Moroccan SMEs 8. The factors of influence in the export decision of Algerian manufacturing SMEs Part 3. Decision-making and managerial transitions 9. Location and Anchoring of Foreign Investment by Multinational Companies in Evolving Territories: the role of the top subsidiary manager 10. Managing international joint-ventures: an organizational learning perspective 11. Innovation strategies without borders: what prospects for Chinese companies? 12. Creative Pathways and Designers’ Figures: An Exploration of Designer Studios and Strategies in Montreal’s Fashion Industry Conclusion: Towards a world in transition