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  1. The Global Factory

    The Global Factory

    Peter J. Buckley
    This key new book synthesises Peter Buckley's work on ‘the global factory’ – the modern networked multinational enterprise. The role of interfirm networks, entrepreneurship and cooperation in the creation and management of global factories leads to a discussion of their governance, internal knowledge transfer strategies and performance, including their role in potentially combating societal failures. Emerging country multinationals are examined as a special case of global factories with a focus on Indian and Chinese multinationals, their involvement in tax havens and offshore financial centres, the performance and processes of their acquisition strategies – all seen as key aspects of globalisation. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  2. The Development of International Business

    The Development of International Business

    Robert Pearce
    In this wide-ranging and groundbreaking new book, Robert Pearce provides an analytically-informed basis for understanding the modern multinational enterprise. It does this by tracing the development over the past half-century of two parallel strands of analysis in International Business; designated as the ‘theoretical’ and the ‘practical’. The book shows how the practical restructuring of the MNE as an organisational form has responded to changes in the wider global economy and how this evolution has interfaced with the enriching of the relevant theorising. By tracing the persisting dynamics of the MNEs’ structure and strategic positioning it demonstrates how what it is now can be used as a template for understanding and organising its further evolution as additional changes condition its environment. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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    2018   Paperback Price: $ 29.95   Web: $ 23.96
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  3. The Internationalisation of Business R&D

    The Internationalisation of Business R&D

    Edited by Bernhard Dachs, Robert Stehrer, Georg Zahradnik
    It has become clear over the past few decades that enterprises not only produce and sell abroad but increasingly also develop goods and services outside their home countries; a development now known as the internationalisation of business R&D. This book presents a comprehensive picture of the current state of internationalisation of R&D in the business sector. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 119.00   Web: $ 107.10
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  4. Multinationals and Economic Geography

    Multinationals and Economic Geography

    Simona Iammarino, Philip McCann
    After more than fifty years of systematic research on multinational enterprises (MNEs) what is apparent is that there is, as yet, no unified or dominant theory of the MNE. The objective of this book is to bring into focus one particular dimension of MNE behaviour and activity that has been relatively under-researched – namely the geography of the multinational enterprise – as understood through the lens of innovation and technological change. The authors clearly demonstrate that geography is becoming increasingly important for MNEs and, in turn, MNEs are becoming progressively more important for economic geography. The pivot on which this vital relationship turns is the creation, diffusion and management of new knowledge. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 205.00   Web: $ 184.50
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    2013   Paperback Price: $ 70.00   Web: $ 56.00
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  5. Innovation and Institutional Embeddedness of Multinational Companies

    Innovation and Institutional Embeddedness of Multinational Companies

    Edited by Martin Heidenreich
    Multinational companies are crucial actors in a global knowledge-based economy, combining the advantages of global and locally coordinated production and innovation strategies with specific regional and national factors. This book questions how MNCs can best exploit institutionally embedded knowledge, explores the utilization of external institutionally embedded knowledge in corporate innovation processes, and addresses the challenges of embeddedness. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  6. New Challenges for International Business Research

    New Challenges for International Business Research

    John H. Dunning
    In this final collection of his essays, John Dunning looks back on more than 40 years of research in international business (IB), whilst at the same time considering possibilities for the future. This book includes fifteen updated chapters, many of which have not been widely accessible to the IB community until now. It provides a fascinating insight into the evolution of Professor Dunning’s thinking on some of the most important issues in the contemporary global economy, from the role of institutions in development to the moral challenges of global capitalism. Including some personal reflections, this compelling collection provides a unique perspective on the intellectual contribution from one of the field’s greatest scholars. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 202.00   Web: $ 181.80
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  7. Multinationals and Emerging Economies

    Multinationals and Emerging Economies

    Edited by Wilfred Dolfsma, Geert Duysters, Ionara Costa
    The global economy is changing rapidly and multinational corporations (MNCs) are at the forefront of this transformation. This book provides novel and profound analyses of how MNCs and emerging economies are related, and how this relationship affects the dynamics of the global economy. In particular, the authors deal with the nexus between multinationals, emerging economies and innovation from a variety of different perspectives. Innovation is regarded as a core driving force in the global economy but the authors show how it can impede as well as encourage sustainability. The book brings together insights from business studies and economics, and combines concise theoretical discussion with empirical analyses of unique data. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  8. Negotiating a Preferential Trading Agreement

    Negotiating a Preferential Trading Agreement

    Edited by Sisira Jayasuriya, Donald MacLaren, Gary Magee
    Presenting a blend of economics and law, this book provides unique insights as well as practical guidance for negotiators considering major issues on the agendas of bilateral and regional preferential trading agreements (PTAs). Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  9. Seasons of a Scholar

    Seasons of a Scholar

    John H. Dunning
    In his perceptive and easily readable autobiography, John Dunning walks the reader through the four seasons of his professional and private life. With just the right touch of humour, he recounts his boyhood experience during the eventful days of the Second World War, his three-year spell in the Royal Navy, as well as his years as a student and research assistant at University College London. He then goes on to describe his times as teacher and researcher at Southampton, Reading and Rutgers Universities, and the origin and evolution of the Reading School of International Business scholarship. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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    2009   Paperback Price: $ 47.00   Web: $ 37.60
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  10. Multinational Enterprises in Asian Development

    Multinational Enterprises in Asian Development

    Prema-chandra Athukorala
    This book takes a fresh look at unresolved issues associated with the role of multinational enterprises and foreign direct investment in economic development in light of the experiences of developing countries in Asia. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  11. The Diffusion of E-commerce in Developing Economies

    The Diffusion of E-commerce in Developing Economies

    Zeinab Karake, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi
    The authors of this unique volume provide a timely and valuable perspective on how technology and the Internet revolution are changing business and spurring development across the world, especially in emerging countries. Utilizing a framework grounded in rigorous theory, they provide a fine-grained understanding of electronic commerce adoption processes by public and private sector entities in developing countries. In so doing, they consider how each exchange encounter is shaped by, and in turn shapes, relational characteristics that form the basis for growth and development. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  12. The Myth of Japanese Efficiency

    The Myth of Japanese Efficiency

    Dan Coffey
    Combining case studies with accessible but rigorous production models and historical background, this provocative book challenges accepted views on Japanese production methods in the world car industry. The book argues that the ‘lean and flexible’ production model popularly associated with Toyota MC is a myth, but one which sheds light on cultural responses to the attendant stresses of globalization. To illustrate this, Dan Coffey provides individual studies of process flexibility, labour productivity and the re-organization of work in the global car industry. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  13. International Corporate Governance

    International Corporate Governance

    Edited by Christine A. Mallin
    Corporate governance has become a global phenomenon. This book highlights, through various case studies, how corporate governance has evolved in a number of countries around the world. The international cast of contributors, from varying professional backgrounds including academics, lawyers and company directors, focus on different regions around the globe, reflecting various ownership structures, legal systems, and political and cultural aspirations. Some of the case studies used include: Standard Life; Telecom Italia; and Eskom. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 186.00   Web: $ 167.40
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  14. Institutions, Industrial Upgrading, and Economic Performance in Japan

    Institutions, Industrial Upgrading, and Economic Performance in Japan

    Terutomo Ozawa
    Terutomo Ozawa examines Japan’s once celebrated post-war economic success from a new perspective. He applies a ‘flying geese’ model of industrial upgrading in a country that is still catching-up, to explore the rise, fall and rebound of Japanese industry with its evolving institutions and policies. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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    2007   Paperback Price: $ 60.00   Web: $ 48.00
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  15. Multinationals and Industrial Competitiveness

    Multinationals and Industrial Competitiveness

    John H. Dunning, Rajneesh Narula
    This book offers an important contribution to the contemporary debate on the role of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in economic development in an increasingly globalizing, knowledge-intensive and alliance-based world economy. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  16. Innovation Strategies and Performance in Small Firms

    Innovation Strategies and Performance in Small Firms

    John R. Baldwin, Guy Gellatly
    John Baldwin and Guy Gellatly find that the strategic decisions young firms make play a critical role in determining their odds for survival and growth. New small firms survive by developing a core set of business skills – skills related inter alia to management, human resources, marketing and financing. Advanced innovation capabilities related to R&D and technology set high-performance firms apart from other businesses. Industry-level differences in product lifecycle, production activity, competitive intensity and the science base all influence the nature of small-firm innovation. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 186.00   Web: $ 167.40
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  17. Competitiveness, FDI and Technological Activity in East Asia

    Competitiveness, FDI and Technological Activity in East Asia

    Edited by Sanjaya Lall, Shujiro Urata
    This book addresses this imbalance with new country studies on the interaction between foreign direct investment (FDI) and technological activity in building export competitiveness. The book covers China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand, highlighting different strategic approaches to building capabilities in industrial enterprises. The book also includes a general overview and studies of Japanese multinationals overseas. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 186.00   Web: $ 167.40
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  18. Global Control

    Global Control

    Peter McMahon
    Global Control aims to achieve a clearer understanding of the long process of globalization by focusing on the crucial role of information and control technologies. Information systems and control technologies are key to globalization and, while generally facilitating the overall trend to spatial reorganization, they also effect change through the pervasive influence of ‘internal systems logic’. Thus, the author argues, the dominant institutions of states, firms and markets transform global development and are themselves transformed by key information technologies. More specifically the book identifies the key phases of modern globalization and analyses the crucial role played by different information technologies at each point in time. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  19. China and its Regions

    China and its Regions

    Edited by Mary-Françoise Renard
    In twenty years of reform in China, the key development has been the opening-up of the market to foreign trade and international investment. This increased economic openness has been accompanied by profound changes in both economic organisation and regional disparity. This comprehensive book focuses on the link between these economic reforms and the causes – and ultimately the implications – of regional inequalities in the most populous country in the world. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 164.00   Web: $ 147.60
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  20. Economics of International Business

    Economics of International Business

    Mark Casson
    Economics of International Business sets out a new agenda for international business research. Mark Casson asserts that it is time to move the subject on from sterile debates about transaction cost economies and resource-based theories of the firm. Instead of focusing on the individual firm, the new agenda focuses on the global systems view of international business. A static view of the firm’s environment is replaced by a dynamic view which highlights the volatility of the international business environment. Coping with volatility requires entrepreneurial skills, flexibility and the need to synthesize information on a global basis. To co-ordinate the global system properly, entrepreneurs must co-operate through social networks of trust, as well as competing. Constructing a network of joint ventures, it is argued, is simply not enough. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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