This title was first published in 2002. This compelling text provides fresh insight into an area that is often touched upon, but rarely examined in any great detail - the relationship between Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) and their host governments. Taking Japanese Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) strategy, arguably the model of FDI, Young-Chan Kim takes a revealing look at why the United Kingdom (UK) has dominated among the EU member states for FDI destination, while ironically losing its nationalized car manufacturers. Scholars of business history, international business and business economics will find this work invaluable.
Contents: Introduction; Japanese industrial policy and foreign direct investment in Europe; EU-Japanese economic relations and car manufacturing in Europe; A comparative analysis of industrial policy and inward investment in four European countries; Car manufacturing in the UK, 1945-1977; Government, industrial decline and Japanese involvement in the UK domestic car industry; Nissan in the UK: a case study in the politics of FDI decision making and regional economic development; What is to be done?; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.
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