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 empirical aspects, and drawing conclusions for future policy-making.
This work will be essential to scholars, policy-makers and professionals in the areas of international business strategy, international economics and political science.
'Ietto-Gillies's publication represents an interesting and compelling treatment of the dominant role of transnational companies (TNC's) in the globisation process and the configuration of a new world division of labour … One of the most appealing aspects of Ietto Gillies's book is that she is ambitious in effectively intergrating both economic, institutional and political theories from a broad set of what have often been largely disparate literatures to conceptualise her analysis of TNC's.' - Global Business and Economics Review
'This remarkable book represents an essential, detailed and highly readable contribution to the study of transnational corporations (TNCs) and globalization processes.' - Simona Iammarino, Transnational Corporations
Part I: Globalisation, integration and the TNCs
Part II: The Widening Reach of TNCs
Part III: Multi-Nationality, Regulatory Regimes and the TNCs: Theoretical Perspectives
Part IV: The TNCs Between Integration and Fragmentation: Implications