In this seminal book, a distinguished group of experts pinpoint and rigorously analyse central topics in international business research. This volume will become a major reference tool for understanding the economics of multinational enterprise. The emphasis throughout is on a new dynamic research agenda, for theory, for empirical research and for public policy.
The wide-ranging topics discussed include:
* the importance of the location of production
* market structure and multinational enterprise
* technology, productivity and the multinational firm
* multinational enterprises and developing countries
* international business and public policy issues
* analytic models.
The juxtaposition of ideas will provoke productive discussions among faculty and at conferences, and will stimulate useful new thought processes in any individual researcher. This book will be required reading for academics and scholars seeking guidance on the future research agenda for the economics of multinational enterprise.
Edited by Thomas L. Brewer, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, US, Stephen Young, Emeritus Professor of International Business and Co-Director, CIER, Department of Management, University of Glasgow, UK and the late Stephen E. Guisinger, formerly Professor of International Management, University of Texas, Dallas, US
Contents: Introduction 1. Research on International Business: Problems and Prospects 2. Models of the Multinational Enterprise 3. Location and the Multinational Enterprise: A Neglected Factor? 4. Market Structure and the Multinational Enterprise: A Game-Theoretic Approach 5. Multinational Enterprise and Economic Analysis: Technology and Productivity 6. Multinationals and the Developing Countries 7. Multinational Enterprises and Public Policy 8. Overview and Public Policy Reflections Index