Japanese Multinationals RLE International Business

Author: Nigel Campbell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135130469
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International in perspective, this volume provides insights into the important problem of how to transfer Japanese practice to Western countries. It also examines key aspects of Japanese multinationals and discusses how they are developing their global strategies and how they are managing their local workforces. Topics covered include relations with suppliers, governments and competitors, leadership patterns and business philosophy. The impact of Japanese multinationals on the local economies of host countries is a particular focus. The dynamics of strategic alliances, technology transfers and research and development centres are also discussed.

Japanese Multinationals

Author: Nigel Campbell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415657253
Format: PDF, Mobi
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International in perspective, this volume provides insights into the important problem of how to transfer Japanese practice to Western countries. It also examines key aspects of Japanese multinationals and discusses how they are developing their global strategies and how they are managing their local workforces. Topics covered include relations with suppliers, governments and competitors, leadership patterns and business philosophy. The impact of Japanese multinationals on the local economies of host countries is a particular focus. The dynamics of strategic alliances, technology transfers and research and development centres are also discussed.

Multinational Corporations and the Third World RLE International Business

Author: Chris J. Dixon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415657296
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This book is a comprehensive study of the role of multinational corporations in the economies of the Third World. It begins by providing a comprehensive overview of the activities of multinational corporations and the main areas of research and debate. It goes on to discuss specific sociological, developmental and material effects on Third World countries resulting from involvement with multinational corporations. It includes case studies detailing the mid-twentieth century history and probable effects of specific multinational corporations' involvement in Third World countries.

The Corporate Firm in a Changing World Economy

Author: Marc De Smidt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415657776
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This book examines the economic environment and phenomena of multinational business with reference to case studies of major multinational companies, including IBM, Philips, Nissan and Volvo. It assesses how the major theories explaining the response of companies to changes are borne out by the experience of individual firms.

Governance of International Strategic Alliances

Author: Joanne Oxley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415657687
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International joint ventures and strategic alliances built on recent theoretical developments in Transaction Costs Economics (TCE) and the factors influencing the formation and governance of these alliances are examined in this analytical text. By bringing rigorous empirical analysis to an arena which has largely been pursued through speculative and theoretical approaches, this book will prove to be an insightful contribution to international business, strategy, and economics.

Multinationals and Economic Development

Author: James C. W. Ahiakpor
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415022827
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Multinationals dominate world trade and direct investment. However, less developed countries have often regarded this power as detrimental to their fragile, growing economies and have pursued a policy of regulation. Modern economic theories of multinationals need to evaluate the effects of such policies.

International Entrepreneurship RLE International Business

Author: Candida Brush
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113512955X
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This volume provides important benchmarks for the integration of entrepreneurship and international business. It extends scholarship beyond the firm as single unit of analysis, instead including the role of the founder/entrepreneur. Exploration of this domain discusses possibilities for theory revision or development as well as providing information about an under-researched segment of companies.

Strategies for International Industrial Marketing RLE International Business

Author: Peter W Turnbull
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135124280
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This study considers the key strategic issues of the management of customer relationships in international industrial marketing. It is based on extensive original research by the International Marketing and Purchase Group. The book reports on that research, in particular pointing out the differences in approach by different national groups in Europe.

Transnational Corporations and Uneven Development RLE International Business

Author: Rhys Jenkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135133026
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Is the transnational coporation (TNC) an engine of growth capable of eliminating international economic inequalities or a major obstacle to development through a massive drain of surplus to advanced countries? This book presents five different perspectives on the role of TNCs: Neo-Classical Global Reach Neo-Imperialist Neo-Fundamentalist Internationalization of capital The author looks at their effect on local labour and capital, and considers the future prospects for TNC involvement in the Third World. The book provides an excellent comparative analysis of TNCs and will appeal to students in development studies and international economics.

Multinationals The Swedish Case RLE International Business

Author: Erik Hornell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135133093
Format: PDF
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This book considers the question of the impact of multinationals on Sweden. Based on extensive original research the book examines the benefits and drawbacks of multinationals for Sweden. It relates the Swedish case of multinationals to theories of multinational enterprise and to theories of industrial change. It reviews the extensive debate within Sweden on the question and discusses the policy options available to Sweden. It argues that the mix within a multinational and the spatial distribution (either at home or abroad) of production, research and development, marketing and central functions is important in determining whether a multinational has a beneficial or adverse effect on a country like Sweden. As a small open economy which is considerably affected by movements in international trade Sweden provides the rest of the world with a unique example of the impact of multinational enterprises in terms of both outward and inward foreign direct investment.