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The Future of Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Enterprise Vol: 15

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27 Apr 2011
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
480 pages - 156 x 234 x 41mm
Research in Global Strategic Management


Foreign direct investment (FDI) has soared and multinational enterprises (MNEs) have grown in numbers and complexity as globalization has intensified. This volume takes stock of important new issues relating to FDI and MNEs in a changing world. Contributors are distinguished international business scholars who have written specifically for the book in their areas of expertise. The volume focuses on four key areas: How do managers and firms make internationalization decisions? How does the national origin of MNEs affect their competitive advantages and strategies, particularly those spawned by emerging markets? How is the scope of MNEs changing, in terms of what gets done inside and outside the firm, product vs. geographic diversification, manufacturing vs. services, and the pace of internationalization? And finally, what can or should governments do to harness MNEs for the greater good? In each area, authors propose interesting and important questions for further research. The volume is a Festschrift to Yair Aharoni of Tel Aviv University, whose pioneering research, including the seminal book, The Foreign Investment Decision Process (1966), helped launch the systematic study of FDI and MNEs almost fifty years ago.
List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Contributors. Dedication to Yair Aharoni. Acknowledgements. Introduction: Research on FDI and MNEs in a Changing World. Behavioral Elements in Foreign Direct Investment Decisions. Bringing managers' decision models into FDI research. FDI and the Role of Financial Market Quality. The Evolution of Multinationals. New Players in FDI: Sovereign Wealth Funds, Private Equity, and Emerging-Market Multinationals. Revisiting the “Modern” Multinational Enterprise Theory: An Emerging-market Multinational Perspective. The Impact of Globalisation and the Emergence of the Global Factory. The Born Global Illusion and the Regional Nature of International Business. Unraveling the Relationships Between Internationalization and Product Diversification Among the World's Largest Food and Beverage Enterprises. Trade in Services: The Global Sourcing of Business Services. Governance of Foreign Affiliates as a Distinctive Choice between Networks, Market, and Hierarchy. Global Service Multinationals from a Small Open Economy – The Case of Israeli High-Tech Service Providers. If Teva Changes its “Nationality,” would Israel's Economy be Affected?. The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Local Firms: Western Firms in Emerging Markets. The Regulatory Framework for Investment: Where are we Headed?. Subject Index. Authors’ Biographies. The Future of Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Enterprise. Research in Global Strategic Management. Research in Global Strategic Management. Copyright page.

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