The revolution in information communication technologies has had a profound effect on the way firms structure and control their operations. At the same time, the ongoing integration of the global economy has greatly expanded international business opportunities.
Information Technology in Multinational Enterprises analyses the implications of technological developments for the conduct of international business and the structure and activities of multinational enterprises. Using a combination of theoretical analysis and case studies, it provides a timely introduction to a topic that is of major interest to academics and practitioners in the fields of international business and information science.
Edited by Edward Mozley Roche, Vice President and Director of Research for Europe, Concours Group, US and Michael J. Blaine, holds a Doctorate in International Business and writes occasionally on a variety of topics.
Contents: Foreword by Peter Hagstrom Introduction Part I: Theoretical Aspects 1. The Role of Information Technology in International Business Research 2. Information Technology and the Multinational Enterprise 3. Information Technology and Global Competitive Advantage 4. Geography, Technology and Organization of Economic Activity Part II: Strategic Aspects 5. Strategic Management of Information Technology in MNEs 6. Growth, IT and Global Organizations 7. The Role of IT in Building Core Competencies in MNEs 8. Development and Management of Global Information Systems 9. A Framework for Strategic Planning for Communications Support 10. Emerging Global Issues in IT - A Perspective from U.S. Corporations References Index