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Globalization and the Global Factory

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Globalization and the Global Factory

9781848440753 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Peter J. Buckley, OBE, FBA, Professor of International Business, Centre for International Business, University of Leeds (CIBUL), UK
Publication Date: 2011 ISBN: 978 1 84844 075 3 Extent: 672 pp
This timely and authoritative collection presents seminal papers from leading academics on the evolving field of globalization and its effects on corporations and enterprises. Professor Buckley has selected key works which define the global factory and cover important research areas including the antecedents of the global factory, the effect of globalization on international networks, offshoring and outsourcing as well as formal theoretical models. This indispensable volume, with an original introduction by the editor, will be of immense value to students, scholars and practitioners interested in this topical and relevant field.

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This timely and authoritative collection presents seminal papers from leading academics on the evolving field of globalization and its effects on corporations and enterprises. Professor Buckley has selected key works which define the global factory and cover important research areas including the antecedents of the global factory, the effect of globalization on international networks, offshoring and outsourcing as well as formal theoretical models. This indispensable volume, with an original introduction by the editor, will be of immense value to students, scholars and practitioners interested in this topical and relevant field.
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26 articles, dating from 1972 to 2009
Contributors include: G. Adám, M. Casson, W. Egelhoff, G. Gereffi, M. Grote, G. Hedlund, A. Hinterhuber, S. Hymer, A. Rugman, R. Strange
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Acknowledgements

Introduction Peter J. Buckley

PART I THE GLOBAL FACTORY
1. Peter J. Buckley and Pervez N. Ghauri (2004), ‘Globalisation, Economic Geography and the Strategy of Multinational Enterprises’
2. Peter J. Buckley (2007), ‘The Strategy of Multinational Enterprises in the Light of the Rise of China’
3. Peter J. Buckley (2009), ‘The Impact of the Global Factory on Economic Development’

PART II ANTECEDENTS
4. Peter J. Buckley and Mark C. Casson (1998), ‘Models of the Multinational Enterprise’
5. Andreas Hinterhuber (2002), ‘Value Chain Orchestration in Action and the Case of the Global Agrochemical Industry’
6. Roger Strange and James Newton (2006), ‘Stephen Hymer and the Externalization of Production’
7. Stephen Hymer (1972), ‘Is the Multinational Corporation Doomed?’
8. György Adám (1975), ‘Multinational Corporations and Worldwide Sourcing’
9. Gunnar Hedlund (1993), ‘Assumptions of Hierarchy and Heterarchy, with Applications to the Management of the Multinational Corporation’
10. William G. Egelhoff (1993), ‘Information-processing Theory and the Multinational Corporation’
11. Mark Casson (1996), ‘The Nature of the Firm Reconsidered: Information Synthesis and Entrepreneurial Organisation’

PART III GLOBAL VALUE CHAIN
12. Gary Gereffi (1999), ‘International Trade and Industrial Upgrading in the Apparel Commodity Chain’
13. Raphael Kaplinsky (2004), ‘Spreading the Gains from Globalization: What Can Be Learned from Value-Chain Analysis?’
14. Gary Gereffi, John Humphrey and Timothy Sturgeon (2005), ‘The Governance of Global Value Chains’

PART IV INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS
15. Yongjiang Shi and Mike Gregory (1998), ‘International Manufacturing Networks – to Develop Global Competitive Capabilities’
16. Sumantra Ghoshal and Christopher A. Bartlett (1990), ‘The Multinational Corporation as an Interorganizational Network’
17. Alan Rugman and Joseph D’Cruz (1997), ‘The Theory of the Flagship Firm’

PART V OFFSHORING AND OUTSOURCING
18. Arie Y. Lewin, Silvia Massini and Carine Peeters (2009), ‘Why are Companies Offshoring Innovation? The Emerging Global Race for Talent’
19. Nipon Poapongsakorn and Kriengkrai Techakanont (2008), ‘The Development of Automotive Industry Clusters and Production Networks in Thailand’
20. Sum Chee Chuong and James Ang (2008), ‘Supply Chain Management and Logistics in Southeast Asia’
21. Gustavo Guzman and John Wilson (2009), ‘Learning and Knowledge Transfer in Global Modular Production: A Developing Country View’
22. Michael H. Grote and Florian A. Taube (2007), ‘When Outsourcing is Not an Option: International Relocation of Investment Bank Research – Or Isn’t It?’
23. Dante Di Gregorio, Martina Musteen and Douglas E. Thomas (2009), ‘Offshore Outsourcing as a Source of International Competitiveness for SMEs’

PART VI FORMAL THEORETICAL MODELS OF THE GLOBAL FACTORY
24. Peter J. Buckley and Niron Hashai (2004), ‘A Global System View of Firm Boundaries’
25. Peter J. Buckley and Martin J. Carter (2004), ‘A Formal Analysis of Knowledge Combination in Multinational Enterprises’
26. Peter J. Buckley and Niron Hashai (2009), ‘Formalizing Internationalization in the Eclectic Paradigm’
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