This book presents a world survey of multinational firms in the key parts of the service sector.
The service sector has grown greatly in importance in recent years in many countries of the world. Many of the key parts of the service sector that are growing most rapidly are dominated by large multinational firms and this has important implications for the future shape of the world economy and for closer economic integration between countries. In addition, the particular style and operations of multinational firms in one sector can provide useful lessons for multinational enterprise in other sectors.
The book examines the operations and the style of the firms considered and explores how they dominate their sectors. It charts how the firms have developed, discusses the critical issues facing them; and suggests how present trends may continue in the future.
Preface. List of Contributors. Acknowledgements. List of Abbreviations. Part 1 1. Some Economics of Service-Sector Multinational Enterprises Peter Enderwick 2. Service Trade by the Multinational Enterprise James R Markusen. Part 2 3. Multinational Banking Herbert G Grubel. 4. Internationalisation of Professional Producer Services: Accountancy Conglomerates Peter W Daniels, Nigel J Thrift, A Leyshorn. 5. Multinational News Agencies Oliver Boyd-Barret. 6. Multinational Contracting Peter Enderwick. Part 3 7. Soviet and Eastern European Service Multinationals Malcolm R Hill. 8. Third World Multinationals in the Service Industries Donald J Lecraw. Part 4 9. Policy Issues in International Trade and Investment in Services Peter Enderwick. 10. Conclusions Peter Enderwick. Bibliography. Index.