This book comprises eighteen cutting edge chapters by emerging scholars in international strategy, offering a variety of fresh perspectives on critical issues that the field will face in the near future. These young scholars have unique and innovative thoughts about international strategy, which are well ahead of the mainstream of international business academics.
Various topics are addressed, including the rise of outsourcing and the global spread of research and development activities; structural innovations by multinational firms, with particular attention to organizing for the efficient transfer of knowledge resources within networks of alliances; and new ways of considering the effects of location, focusing on the relative importance of regional clusters and countries and the impact of geographical and cultural distance on international strategies.
Stephen Tallman has geared the book to an academic audience, specifically faculty and graduate students in international business, international management, and global strategy. Sophisticated international business practitioners will also find it an interesting read.
Edited by Stephen Tallman, The E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professor in Business, University of Richmond, US
Contents: Preface PART I: NEW APPROACHES TO INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY 1. Peripheral Vision for International Strategy: Exploring Vistas of the Field's Future Luis Vives and Silviya Svejenova 2. Geographic Diversification: Risk Reduction or Operational Flexibility Seung-Hyun Lee and Chris Changwha Chung 3. Is `Do What You Do Best and Outsource the Rest' an Appropriate Technology Sourcing Strategy? Brent B. Allred and K. Scott Swan 4. Types of Difficulties in Internationalization and their Consequences Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra and C. Annique Un 5. R&D Internationalization: Building Organizational Capabilities to Balance Exploration and Exploitation Gurneeta Vasudeva and Petra Sonderegger 6. Real Options Theory and International Strategic Management Jing Li and Tony W. Tong PART II: NEW ORGANIZATIONAL FORMS FOR MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES 7. International Business Theory, Multinational Enterprise, and New Organizational Forms Jonathan Doh 8. Organizing for Discontinuous Knowledge Flows: A New Perspective on the Management of Knowledge and Innovation in MNCs Bjorn Ambos and Tina C. Ambos 9. Building and Leveraging Knowledge Capabilities through Cross-border Acquisitions Manuel Portugal Ferreira 10. Non-transitive Decision Making About Partner Selection in International R&D Alliances Dan Li 11. Evolution of Outcomes in International Strategic Alliances Anupama Phene PART III: LOCATION IN THE MODERN GLOBALIZING WORLD 12. Is it all a Matter of Grouping? Examining the Regional Effect in Global Strategy Research Ruth V. Aguilera, Ricardo G. Flores and Paul Vaaler 13. Global Cities and Multinational Corporation Investment Anthony Goerzen 14: Cultural and Institutional Determinants of Agglomeration Robert Salomon and Zheying Wu 15. Local Clusters with Non-local Demand: An Exploratory Study of Small Ethnic Worlds in the Indian IT Industry Florian A. Taube 16. Technology as a Remedy for Political Risks Veneta Andonova 17. The Role of Geographic Distance in FDI Roberto Ragozzino 18. Psychic Distance and Directional Equivalence: A Theoretical Framework Ronaldo Parente, Daniel W. Baack and Victor Almeida Index