This book, first published in 1987, outlines the motives and methods of overseas operations by international contractors. Drawing on an economic analysis of the industry and on elements of international investment and production theory the book discusses the problems of both individual enterprises and the major nationality groups in the industry. It surveys the major competitive features of the industry; contractors’ organisational hierarchies; and the markets in which the firms operate. It argues that project financing arrangements and home government support for contractors are major determinants of success. This title will be of interest to students of business studies.
1. Introduction 2. A Literature Review of Multinational Enterprise Theory 3. An Economic Overview of the Construction Industry 4. Application of Multinational Enterprise Theory to International Construction 5. Empirical Analysis of Ownership Advantages 6. Internalisation and Locational Factors 7. The Financing of International Projects 8. Summary and Conclusions 9. References 10. Bibliography; Subject Index; Author Index
The volumes in this set, originally published between 1955 and 1993, draw together research by leading academics in the area of multinationals and provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine foreign investment and currency translation, environmental control issues and the impact of multinationals on the British economy. This set will be of particular interest to students of business studies.