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Multinational Enterprises from the Netherlands

1st Edition

Edited by Rajneesh Narula, Roger van Hoesel


328 pages

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Hardback: 9780415178501
pub: 1998-12-10
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pub: 2002-09-11
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Despite the long history of international economic activity and the dominant role of Dutch MNEs in the world economy there has been relatively little academic research in the area. This book explores issues such as:

* What historical precedents underlie the character of Dutch MNE activity

* How and why the technological specialisation of the Dutch economy and its firms has evolved to its current state

* The changing FDI activity of Dutch MNEs

* The strategic aspects of Dutch MNE activity in terms of location and R&D

* The implications for Dutch MNEs of globalisation and economic integration

Comprehensive in its coverage, this book will be of great interest to students and researchers in international business.


`a major step forward in our understanding of Dutch foreign direct investment.' Business History

`The great merit of the book is the consistent way in which Dutch experiences are compared with those in other countries' Business History

'…a substantial contribution to an emerging library on FDI policies, globalization and small open economies.' - Transnational Corporations, Douglas van den Berghe

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Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy

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