Multinational Corporations and Local Firms in Emerging Economies aims at contributing to the emerging literature on multinational corporation (mnc)- local firm interfaces by providing a number of country studies from emerging economies of the spillover and linkage effects of multinational corporations on local firms. Moreover, the book takes the issue to the policy level by sharing and evaluating policy experiences from a number of countries on efforts to promote closer interaction between mncs and local firms. The country studies are placed within a framework for analyzing mnc-local firm interfaces that integrates insights from the spillover and linkage literature. The book's primary market is postgraduate students and researchers in economics, business studies, international relations, political science, development studies and area studies. However, because the book has a policy orientation, development practitioners and policy makers may also find insights and analyses that may inspire efforts to enhance spillover effects of multinational corporations in emerging economies.
Eric Rugraff is Associate Professor at the University of Strasbourg, France|Michael W. Hansen is assistent-hoogleraar aan de Copenhagen Business School, Denemarken.
Table of contents - 6[-]Preface - 10[-]Part I Introduction - 12[-] 1 Multinational corporations and local fi rms in emerging economies An introduction - 14[-]Part II Studies of spillovers and linkages between multinational corporations and local firms - 50[-] 2 The impact of foreign direct investment in business services on the local economy The case of Hungary - 52[-] 3 Do multinational companies transfer technology to local small and medium-sized enterprises?Th e case of the Tegal metalworking industry cluster in Indonesia - 76[-] 4 African small and medium enterprises and the challenges in global value chainsThe case of Nigerian garment enterprises - 102[-] 5 Mutual productivity spillovers and regional clusters in Eastern Europe Some empirical evidence - 124[-]Part III Policies to promote spillovers and linkages - 154[-] 6 Scope and eff ectiveness of foreign direct investment policies in transition economies* - 156[-] 7 Policies for attracting foreign direct investment and enhancing its spillovers to indigenous fi rms - 182[-] 8 Policies and institutions on multinational corporation-small and medium enterprise linkages The Brazilian case - 212[-] 9 Is attracting foreign direct investment the only route to industrial development in an era of globalization?The case of the clothing and textiles sector in South Africa - 232[-]About the authors - 268[-]Index - 274