Few nations have internationalized their business operations as successfully as the Swedes. This book, first published in 1989, looks at the process in detail, examining the international operations of Swedish firms since 1970, including acquisitions of foreign firms. The international dimension of business is becoming increasingly important for firms of all sizes, and this analysis of what happens when companies enter and then sustain a presence in the international arena will be of great value to students and teachers of international business and management.
List of figures; List of tables; Preface; 1. Introduction 2. The Internationalization of Swedish Industry: the Latest Phase 3. Foreign Direct Investment Theory and the Internationalization of Swedish Industry 4. Foreign Acquisition as a Method of Internationalization 5. Acquisition Categories within a Network Perspective 6. The Relation between Centre and Periphery within the International Firm 7. A Political View of the International Firm 8. A Political View of the Divisional Organisation within the International Firm 9. The Implications of the Internationalisation Process for Management and Industrial Policy – Some Reflections; Bibliography; Appendix; Index
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