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Multinationals in North America

1st Edition

Edited by Lorraine Eden


590 pages

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Hardback: 9780367421557
pub: 2019-10-31
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Originally published in 1994, Multinationals in North America is the third title in the Investment in Canada Research Series, reissued in 2019. The book examines the policy choices and actions of the largest business corporations and the three national governments in North America (Canada, the United States, and Mexico) as they respond to the enormous changes in technology and trade policies that began in the early 1980s and have continued in the 1990s. Multinationals in North America focuses on multinational enterprises (MNEs) and nation states in the context of regional free trade (the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, FTA, and the North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA), and technological change as the underlying technology paradigm shifts from mass production to flexible production. MNEs and nation states are actors faced by change and, at the same time, are agents of change. Contributors examine the strategic options and interactions of MNEs and nation states as they attempt to manage their activities in a globalized economy.

Table of Contents


Multinationals in North America: An Introduction to the Issues, Lorraine Eden

Part I: Theory

2. Multinationals and Governments Key Actors in the NAFTA, Raymond Vernon

3. The Theory of Multinational Plant Location in a Regional Trading Area, B. Curtis Eaton, Richard G. Lipsey & A. Edward Safarian

4.The Theory of Multinational Plant Location: Agglomerations and Disagglomerations, B. Curtis Eaton, Richard G. Lipsey & A. Edward Safarian

5. A Theory Of Business Networks, Alan M. Rugman & Joe R. D'Cruz

6. An Evolutionary Perspective on the Nafta, Bruce Kogut

Part II: Evidence

7. Multinationals and Foreign Direct Investment in North America, John Knubley, Marc Legault & Someshwar Rao

8. Who Does What After NAFTA? Location Strategies of U.S. Multinationals, Lorraine Eden

9. Japanese Multinationals in North America, D. Eleanor Westney

10. MNE Activity: Comparing the Nafta and the European Community, John H. Dunning

11. Intra-Firm Trade in North America and the European Community, Dennis J. Encarnation

12. Foreign Direct Investment In Mexico, Kurt Unger

13. Foreign Direct Investment in Canada, Jorge Niosi

Part III: Policy

14. New Rules for International Investment, C. Fredbergsten

15. Regulating Multinational Enterprises in North America, Robert Thomas Kudrle

16. Multinationals and North American Security, Ellen Frost & Edward M. Graham

17. Multinationals and Competition Policy in North America, Edward M. Graham & Mark A. A. Warner

18.The NAFTA, Multinationals and Social Policy, Frederick W. Mayer

Part IV: Lessons and New Directions

Rapporteurs' Comments, Christopher J. Maule, Murray G. Smith, Alanb. Nymark

About the Contributors

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General