Multinational Enterprises and Emerging Challenges of the 21st Century

Multinational Enterprises and Emerging Challenges of the 21st Century

By: John H. Dunning (editor), Tsai-Mei Lin (editor)Hardback

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A cast of prestigious international business scholars explores here the emerging challenges and issues facing multinational enterprises. The book integrates the latest theories, thoughts and empirical evidence along with several case studies in international business in the 21st century. It is understood that countries view international business in different ways. The contributors reflect this by offering a wide variety of viewpoints and covering an array of issues, such as foreign direct investment, internationalization, trust and leadership, global education and knowledge transfer. Adding to its value are case studies ranging from American restaurant franchises on the world stage to the influence of the internet on Taiwanese SMEs. The book will be useful to scholars as a research resource, to practitioners as a modern guide and to students of international business as a comprehensive text.

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Edited by the late John H. Dunning OBE, former Emeritus Professor of International Investment and Business Studies, University of Reading, UK and Emeritus State of New Jersey Professor of International Business, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, US and Tsai-Mei Lin, Professor of International Business and Dean, College of Business, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan


Contents: 1. Introduction John H. Dunning and Tsai-Mei Lin 2. Three Important Trends in Recent Global Economic Development Jen-Hu Chang PART I: FDI AND MNES: SOME RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 3. FDI, Globalization and Development John H. Dunning 4. Foreign Direct Investment and Investor Strategies in China Phillip D. Grub and Jiawen Yang 5. An Econometric Investigation of Chinese Outward Direct Investment Adam Cross, Peter Buckley, Jeremy Clegg, Hinrich Voss, Mark Rhodes, Ping Zheng and Xin Lui 6. From the Internationalization of R&D to a Global R&D Network Hiroo Takahashi PART II: NEW DIRECTIONS OF THINKING IN IB RESEARCH 7. International Business Studies: Episoidic or Evolutionary? Daniel P. Sullivan and John D. Daniels 8. Ignorant Internationalization? The Uppsala Model and Internationalization Patterns for Internet-related Firms Mats Forsgren and Peter Hagstroem 9. The Value Creation Perspective of International Strategic Management Reid W. Click 10. Embedding the Multinational: Bridging Internal and External Networks in Transitional Institutional Contexts Ray Loveridge 11. Managerial Trust and Leadership in Global Management: Propensities to Trust, the Influence of National Culture on Trust and Conditional Trust - A Cross-Cultural Study James J. Cavazzini and Min H. Lu 12. Cultural Genes, the Trust Model and the Specialization and Internationalization of the Management of Chinese Family Enterprises Donglin Song and Zheng Li 13. The Subsidiary Role of Multinational Enterprises and Procedural Justice Tai-Ning Yang and Chuan-Ling Kang 14. The History and Prospects of International Business Education in Japan and in the Asian Region Noritake Kobayashi 15. Globalization and Higher Education: Some Strategies Adopted by Waseda University Ken'ichi Enatsu 16. Developing Singapore as a Global Education Hub: Opportunities and Challenges Ah-Keng Kau 17. The Global Impact of American Restaurant Franchises: An International Perspective Mahmood A. Khan and Maryam Khan 18. Sustainable Tourism, Industrial Development and Multinational Corporations: A Case of Productivity Spillovers in Malaysia Wong Kong Yew and Tom Baum 19. Managerial Philosophies, Peace Culture and the Performance of Multinational Enterprises' Cross-Cultural Management Tsai-Mei Lin and Gun-Ming Chuang PART III: SOME TAIWANESE CASE STUDIES 20. An Empirical Examination of the Association between Manufacturing Decisions and Performance Evaluation: Evidence from Taiwanese Listed Electronic Firms Fujiing Shiue and Yi-Yin Yen 21. Domestic Inter-Firm Networks and Corporate Internationalization: A Cross-Industry Study of Taiwanese SMEs Ku-Ho Lin, Isabella M. Chaney, Thomas C. Lawton and Meng-Chun Liu 22. The Influence of the Internet on the Internationalization of SMEs in Taiwan Yi-Long Jaw and Chun-Liang Chen 23. Knowledge Transfer and Entry Strategies of Taiwan Transnationals Yung-Kuei Liang Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781847203564
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9781847203564
  • ISBN10: 1847203566

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