This volume charts the ways in which multinational corporations contributed to the restructuring of the world economy, paying particular attention to the spatial consequences of, and responses to, their operations at a number of scales. The book takes as its theme the differential spatial outcomes of the restructuring of different types of multinational corporation.
Introduction: New Theories of Multinational Corporations Michael Taylor and Nigel Thrift. 2. Labour Dynamics and Plant Centrality in Multinational Corporations Ian M Clarke. 3. Multinationals, Business Organisations and the Development of the Fiji Economy Michael Taylor. 4. The International Expansion of an Enterprise of the Semi-periphery: South African Breweries Ltd Barbara Tucker. 5. Spatial Aspects of Third World Multinational Corporations’ Direct Investment in Indonesia Dean Forbes. 6. The Internalisation of Producer Services and the Integration of the Pacific Basin Property Market Nigel Thrift. 7. The Internalisation of Japanese Commercial Banking Masahiro Fujita and Kenichi Ishigaki. 8. The Global Investments of a British International Development Agency C M Rogerson. 9. Fruits of Independence? Philippine Capitalists and the Banana Export Industry Peter Krinks. 10. The Role of Foreign Manufacturing in Britain’s Great Recession Alan R Townsend and Francis W Peck. 11. Economic Crisis and Corporate Restructuring: Multinationals Corporations and the Paper, Printing and Packaging Sector in Bristol Keith Bassett. 12. One Perspective on the Enterprise Perspective Bob McNee. References. Indices.