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Economic Integration And Multinational Investment Behaviour

European and East Asian Experiences
New Horizons in International Business series
Edited by Pierre-Bruno Ruffini, Professor of Economics, University of Le Havre, France
This book presents important and original studies of international trade and investment in relation to regional economic integration, with particular reference to the experiences of Europe and East Asia. The distinguished contributors illustrate and explain how the location decisions of firms, international trade and capital flows can form, stimulate and shape economic regions in the global economy.
Extent: 480 pp
Hardback Price: £118.00 Online: £106.20
Publication Date: 2004
ISBN: 978 1 84376 652 0
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This book presents important and original studies of international trade and investment in relation to regional economic integration, with particular reference to the experiences of Europe and East Asia. The distinguished contributors illustrate and explain how the location decisions of firms, international trade and capital flows can form, stimulate and shape economic regions in the global economy.

The authors address several important themes including:

• the factors which determine the location choices of multinational firms
• location decisions of multinational firms in relation to their global performance
• the growing importance of East Asia as a recipient zone for foreign direct investment
• the impact of foreign direct investment on Asian host countries
• the role of trade and investment in regional economic integration.

Economic Integration and Multinational Investment Behaviour will be welcomed by researchers with an interest in economic geography, international economics and business, European and East Asian studies, and globalization.
‘The book presents a variety of interesting topics regarding aspects of foreign direct investment and firm behaviour. It thus will serve well as a companion text for an introductory course in industrial location.’
– Renee Will, The Economic Journal
Contributors: N. Aminian, J. Dias, J.M. Dowling, J.P. Filipe, M.P. Fontoura, C.-M. Hsu, C. Jensen, J.-K. Kim, F. Kimura, K. Kiyota, J.-H. Ko, M. Kuncoro, Y.- i. Lee, G. Lefebvre, J.D. Lim, W.-C. Liu, B. Madeuf, T. Mayer, J.-L. Muchielli, F. Nicolas, Y.-i. Park, E. Pfister, F. Puech, P.-B. Ruffini, P. Saucier, Y. Sazanami, D.-C. Suh, T. Van Hoa, S. Yoshimura
Contents: Preface Part I: Location Decisions and the Global Performance of Firms Part II: Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Development of Recipient Countries Part III: International Trade and Investment in Regional Economic Integration Index