International Business and Government Relations in the 21st Century

International Business and Government Relations in the 21st Century

By: Robert E. Grosse (editor)Hardback

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Originally published in 2005, this book offers an outlook on relations between national governments and multinational companies that provides broad coverage of the key issues likely to determine that relationship during the twenty-first century. From the perspective of the company decision maker concerned with national regulation and incentive policies, to the host government policymaker in an emerging market, to the home government policymaker in a Triad country, each dimension is considered and analysed in light of the others. As well, additional stakeholders such as labour groups, shareholders, non-governmental organisations, local governments, and regional organisations are discussed and their impacts on the relationship are evaluated.

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Professor of International Business and Director of CIBER Thunderbird, The Garvin School of Management.


Introduction Robert Grosse; Part I. History and Theories of Analysis of Government-Business Relations: 1. The relevance of the early literature on business-government relations for the early 21st century Jean Boddewyn; 2. Institutional reform, FDI, and European transition economies John Dunning; 3. Corporate governance in the global economy: national diversity or international convergence? Lee Preston; 4. Revisiting rival states: is the new diplomacy still triangular? John Stopford; Part II. The Shifting Government-Business Partnership: 5. International business and government relations in central and eastern Europe Klaus Meyer and Camilla Jensen; 6. Global warming in the 21st century: new issues for business strategy, government policy and research on business-government relations Thomas Brewer; 7. Evolution of business-government relation in the culture contents industry Dong-Song Cho; 8. Multinational enterprise as public authority: the blurring of the line between state and market Steve Kobrin; 9. The role of direct private foreign investment in developing countries: the judo trick Paul Streeten; Part III. Bargaining Theory and the Obsolescing Bargain: 10. Revisiting the obsolescing bargain Lorraine Eden, Stephanie Lenway, and Doug Schuler; 11. Bargaining theory in the 21st century Robert Grosse; 12. Shifts in Chinese government policies on inbound FDI Yadong Luo; 13. Has the obsolescing bargain obsolesced? Negotiating with foreign investors Alvin G. Wint; Part IV. Host and Home Government Points of View: 14. Global regulatory convergence: the case of intellectual property rights Ravi Ramamurti; 15. Regional multinationals and government policy: the end of multilateralism Alan Rugman; 16. How will third world countries welcome foreign direct investment in the 21st century Stefan H. Robock; 17. Assessing government policies for business competitiveness in emerging market economies: an institutional approach Dennis Rondinelli; 18. Protecting foreign investors in the developing world: a shift in U.S. policy in the 1990s? Louis T. Wells; Conclusions; Bibliography

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  • publication date: 08/09/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780521850025
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 542
  • ID: 9780521850025
  • weight: 987
  • ISBN10: 0521850029

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