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Multinationals, Technology & Competitiveness (RLE International Business)

Multinationals, Technology & Competitiveness (RLE International Business)

1st Edition

John H Dunning
June 25, 2015

This book explores some aspects of the interface between technology, competitiveness and the role of multinational enterprises in the world economy. This group of essays stresses the role of asset creation and usage, rather than reliance on natural factor endowments as a basis for national...

The Multinational Motor Industry (RLE International Business)

The Multinational Motor Industry (RLE International Business)

1st Edition

George Maxcy
June 10, 2014

This book analyses the multinational enterprise using the example of the world motor industry. It begins by examining the multinational enterprise in general, considering its nature, the economic theory of its behaviour and is effects on the nation state. It goes on to explore the growth and...

Multinational Business and Labour (RLE International Business)

Multinational Business and Labour (RLE International Business)

1st Edition

Peter Enderwick
June 10, 2014

Aimed at senior undergraduate and post-graduate students following courses in International Business and Industrial Relations this book examines the labour market effects of multinational business. In reflecting the complexity and dynamism of developments in this area, the book makes clear the need...

Multinational Joint Ventures in Developing Countries (RLE International Business)

Multinational Joint Ventures in Developing Countries (RLE International Business)

1st Edition

Paul Beamish
June 10, 2014

This book examines how joint ventures work in practice. Drawing on extensive personal experience and using case study examples where appropriate the author analyses the various stages, discusses the problems of partner selection, implementation and control and points out the various benefits and...

The Multinational Man (RLE International Business): The Role of the Manager Abroad

The Multinational Man (RLE International Business): The Role of the Manager Abroad

1st Edition

Thomas Aitken
June 10, 2014

The growth and proliferation of multinational companies has both imposed new responsibilities on and offered new opportunities to, the men who represent them around the world. This book dissects the functional responsibilities of the manager abroad in the light of his relationships with the home...

Japanese Multinationals (RLE International Business): Strategies and Management in the Global Kaisha

Japanese Multinationals (RLE International Business): Strategies and Management in the Global Kaisha

1st Edition

Nigel Campbell, Fred Burton
June 10, 2014

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...

Research in International Marketing (RLE International Business)

Research in International Marketing (RLE International Business)

1st Edition

Peter W Turnbull, Stanley Paliwoda
June 10, 2014

This book considers problems which can be serious obstacles in international marketing but which are much less difficult in domestic marketing, such as cultural differences; the establishing and maintaining of relationships with customers’ and the special problems for firm strategy and organisation...

Governance of International Strategic Alliances (RLE International Business): Technology and Transaction Costs

Governance of International Strategic Alliances (RLE International Business): Technology and Transaction Costs

1st Edition

Joanne Oxley
June 10, 2014

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...

International Business Handbook (RLE International Business)

International Business Handbook (RLE International Business)

1st Edition

V H Kirpalani
June 10, 2014

The focus of the book is understanding international influences that affect international business, and relevant aspects of the world environment. These aspects are economic, physical, sociocultural, political, legal and technological and include the cultures of foreign business organizations. Each...

Transaction Costs & Trade Between Multinational Corporations (RLE International Business)

Transaction Costs & Trade Between Multinational Corporations (RLE International Business)

1st Edition

C Paul Hallwood
June 10, 2014

Until this book was published little had appeared on the matter of the organization of production in oil gathering. This book: Describes the global offshore oil supply industry and its features on one of the world’s major offshore oil services bases Draws on the theory of the multinational...

The Corporate Firm in a Changing World Economy (RLE International Business): Case Studies in the Geography of Enterprise

The Corporate Firm in a Changing World Economy (RLE International Business): Case Studies in the Geography of Enterprise

1st Edition

Marc de Smidt, Egbert Wever
June 10, 2014

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...

Multinationals: The Swedish Case (RLE International Business)

Multinationals: The Swedish Case (RLE International Business)

1st Edition

Erik Hornell, Jan-Erik Vahlne
June 10, 2014

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...

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