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International Business and the Eclectic Paradigm

Developing the OLI Framework

Edited by John Cantwell, Rajneesh Narula

© 2004 – Routledge

320 pages

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The eclectic paradigm has arguably become the dominant theoretical basis in the study of FDI, multinational corporations and internationalisation over the last two decades. The contributions to this volume evaluate the eclectic paradigm in the global economy and its validity as a theoretical basis to understand developments such as economic globalization and the subsequent growth of global and alliance capitalism.


'It provides a welcome assessment of the contribution of the paradigm to IB scholarship, as well as focusing on current developments and extensions.' - Journal of International Business Studies

About the Editors

John Cantwell is Professor of International Business at Rutgers University, USA (from 2002), while on leave of absence as Professor of International Economics at the University of Reading, UK. His main research areas are the analysis of corporate technological change and international business. He is the author of Technological Innovation and Multinational Corporations (1989). Rajneesh Narula is Professor at the Department of International Economics and Management (INT) at the Copenhagen Business School, and at the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK), University of Oslo.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy

As ever-increasing proportion of the world's business takes place across national borders, the need to understand the motive forces behind international business becomes greater. Transnationals are now, in many cases, as important as national governments in shaping trade flows and economic trends. As this series demonstrates, international business is not just the preserve of the largest companies, but impacts on all aspects of business and economic activity. This series is essential reading for policy makers as well as researchers in international business and applied international economics.

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