As ever-increasing proportion of the world's business takes place across national borders, the need to understand the motive forces behind international business becomes greater. Transnationals are now, in many cases, as important as national governments in shaping trade flows and economic trends. As this series demonstrates, international business is not just the preserve of the largest companies, but impacts on all aspects of business and economic activity. This series is essential reading for policy makers as well as researchers in international business and applied international economics.
Foreign Direct Investment Research Issues
Multinational Enterprises from the Netherlands
The Role of Resources in Global Competition
By Yaw A. Debrah, Ian G. Smith
December 21, 2001
The globalization of business is a relatively new process. Although its influence on work, employment, the labour process and the management process has become increasingly significant, little is known about these developments. In order to redress this imbalance, this book provides evidence of the ...
By Peter Wood
September 02, 2003
Consultancy and Innovation links two important aspects of European economic development in the past thirty years: the pace of technical and management innovation, and the growing significance of technical and business consultancy. This book includes detailed studies of consultancy activities or '...
Edited By François Chesnais, Grazia Ietto-Gillies, Roberto Simonetti
June 13, 2000
This innovative book explores the links between the options of world-wide globalisation and European integration, which are open to today's corporations. A European board of contributors highlight whether there are conflicts or unanimity between the two....
By Paz Estrella Tolentino
January 25, 2001
This work presents case-studies of the emergence and evolution of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) based in eleven developed and developing countries of widely divergent patterns of national development. From this analysis, Tolentino develops a comprehensive theory of the emergence and evolution ...
By Maria Isabel Studer Noguez
December 07, 2001
Today, the Multinational Enterprise (MNE) is seen as a leading agent in the process of globalization. As they adopt global strategies, MNE's are seen to be creating stronger, deeper and more lasting links amongst countries, thus shifting the balance of power inexorably in their favour, to the ...
By Bijit Bora
October 11, 2002
Foreign Direct Investment examines the different approaches to explaining the growth and distribution of FDI in the world. Pulling together contributions from an array of international experts, this study combines theoretical with empirical work on issues such as computable general equilibrium ...
By Grazia Ietto-Gillies
December 14, 2001
Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in international production worldwide, accompanied by considerable changes in its geographical structure. This volume examines the role of transnational corporations (TNCs) in the geography of international production, covering both theoretical and ...
By Lou Anne A. Barclay
May 08, 2000
The Caribbean countries of Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad-Tobago represent excellent examples of the increasingly important role played by Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in less developed, micro-economies. The increased dependence of these countries on FDI, however, calls into question the ...
Edited By Rajneesh Narula, Roger van Hoesel
January 29, 1999
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...
By Rajneesh Narula
January 29, 1996
Multinational Investment and Economic Structure examines the relationship between industrial development and foreign direct investment (FDI) activities, and the interaction between multinational (MNE) activity and economic structures. It deals with the changing structure of the world economy as a ...
By John Fahy
October 12, 2001
Dramatic changes are taking place in the world of international business as we move forward in the twenty first century. Increasing levels of international trade and foreign direct investment, the growth of huge multinational corporations, and the emergence of new centres of economic prosperity are...
Edited By Klaus Gunter Deutsch, Bernhard Speyer
March 15, 2001
This book draws together key issues resulting from the World Trade Organisation's planned 'Millennium Round' and the hope that it will lead to freer trade as we begin this new century....