Government intervention can reduce the profits of multinational enterprises. These interventions also increase uncertainty and risk and distort trading and intra-firm sourcing patterns.
The focus of this book is a corporate survival plan that describes how a multinational can monitor its exposure to intervention and then seek to reduce it. It reports on the successes and failures of firms as they implement various global management systems and recommends a general strategy. Such a strategy will allow multinationals to continue foreign investment with the longer term horizons that will benefit both the firms and their host countries.
List of Tables and Figures. 1. Introduction. Part 1: The Nature of Intervention. 2. The Effects of Intervention. 3. The Basis of Intervention. 4. Corporate Determinants of Intervention. 5. National Determinants of Intervention. 6. Corporate Behaviour and Intervention. Part 2: The Management of Intervention. 7. Managing Intervention: The Subsidiary. 8. Managing Intervention in Different Nations and Firms. 9. Managing Intervention: The MNE Parent Organization. 10. Summary and Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.