Latin America's Quest for Globalisation: The Role of Spanish Firms (The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series)

Latin America's Quest for Globalisation: The Role of Spanish Firms (The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series)

By: Felix E. Martin (author), Pablo Toral (author), Professor Timothy M. Shaw (series_editor)Hardback

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Investments by Spanish firms in Latin America have grown since the early 1990s by taking over many of the state-owned firms put out to tender. Second only to the United States, these investments make Spain one of the largest markets of foreign direct investment for Latin America. This multidisciplinary volume focuses on the emergence of Spanish multinational enterprises in this region. Furthermore, it analyzes the sociological and political consequences of these investments and exhibits several theoretical and methodological approaches that make the book a useful aid for teaching. It is essential reading for those who want to understand structural reforms, their consequences and the international impact of economic reform.

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Felix E. MartA-n, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations at Florida International University, USA. Pablo Toral, Ph.D. is Mouat Junior Chair of International Studies in the Department of Political Science, Beloit College, USA.


Contents: Foreword, Ralph S. Clem; Preface, Eduardo A. Gamarra; Introduction. The role of Spanish firms in Latin America's structural reforms: 1989-2005, Felix E. MartA-n and Pablo Toral; Spanish direct investment in Latin America, 1960-2002, Juan Jose DurA!n; The advantage of Spanish firms in Latin America, 1990-2002, Pablo Toral; The transformation of the Spanish economy and FDI in Latin America: towards a new theoretical framework, SebastiA!n Royo; Spanish foreign policy in Latin America, Javier Maestro; The foreign conquest of Latin American banking: what's happening and why?, James R. Barth, Triphon Phumiwasana and Glenn Yago; Big Spanish banks in Brazil: anything different in their asset and credit allocation?, Harry M. Makler and Walter L. Ness, Jr; Spanish banks in Latin America: do they need each other?, Aulvaro CalderA^3n; Spanish telecoms in Latin America: TelefA^3nica, Fernando Gallardo; Stakeholder impact of TelefA^3nica's Latin American investments, Michael Periu, Jr; The prospects of Spanish investment in the Latin American energy sector: will the reconquest unravel?, Gustavo de las Casas; Challenges for Spanish investments in the Latin American energy industry, Carlos Seiglie; The socio-political dimension of Spanish direct investment in Latin America, Felix E. MartA-n; The Latin American image of Spain in the aftermath of recent investments, JoaquA-n Roy; Conclusions: challenges and opportunities of foreign investments in Latin America, Maria-Angels Oliva and Luis A. Rivera-Batiz; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/11/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780754643425
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9780754643425
  • weight: 657
  • ISBN10: 0754643425

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