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Governance, Multinationals and Growth

Edited by Lorraine Eden, Professor of Management and Gina and Anthony Bahr Professor in Business, Texas A&M University, US and Wendy Dobson, Professor and Director, Institute for International Business, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada
In Governance, Multinationals and Growth, leading scholars celebrate and build upon the pioneering work of Edward Safarian on multinational enterprises and foreign direct investment. The book explores the linkages among multinationals and foreign direct investment, corporate and public governance, and economic growth. The contributors pay particular attention to emerging policy issues that include the behavior of individual governments, intergovernmental organizations and civil society. In addition, they address linkages among MNEs, their governance and economic growth, and generic policy realities (and innovations) in a small-to-medium-sized economy.
Extent: 400 pp
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Publication Date: 2005
ISBN: 978 1 84376 909 5
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  • Business and Management
  • International Business
  • Economics and Finance
  • International Economics
In Governance, Multinationals and Growth, leading scholars celebrate and build upon the pioneering work of Edward Safarian on multinational enterprises and foreign direct investment. The book explores the linkages among multinationals and foreign direct investment, corporate and public governance, and economic growth. The contributors pay particular attention to emerging policy issues that include the behavior of individual governments, intergovernmental organizations and civil society. In addition, they address linkages among MNEs, their governance and economic growth, and generic policy realities (and innovations) in a small-to-medium-sized economy.

The comprehensive coverage includes discussion of: the impacts of foreign ownership on productivity and growth; family controlled pyramidal groups and economic nationalism; trade liberalization, product diversification and FDI patterns; mergers and acquisitions as a form of FDI; uncertain market access, risk aversion and state subsidies as locational determinants within a free trade area; changes in the international policy environment facing multinationals; environmental investor–state disputes; and international economic policy issues facing small economies with large neighbors.

This authoritative volume will be of great interest to scholars and students of foreign direct investment and multinational enterprises, as well as to government economists and policymakers tackling these issues.
Contributors: J.R. Baldwin, P.J. Buckley, R.E. Caves, W. Dobson, J.H. Dunning, L. Eden, S. Globerman, E.M. Graham, W. Gu, R. Harris, W. Hejazi, I.J. Horstmann, R.G. Lipsey, M.A. Molot, R. Morck, P.H. Pauly, S. Rao, G.L. Reuber, A.M. Rugman, A.E. Safarian, D. Shapiro, A. Sulzenko, J. Tang, G. Tian, D.R. Vincent, B. Yeung
Contents: Foreword by Peter J. Buckley Part I: Introduction 1. Introduction and Overview 2. How to Thrive in an International Economy Part II: Corporate Governance, Multinationals and Growth 3. Continental Integration and Foreign Ownership of Canadian Industry: A Retrospective Analysis 4. Who Owns Whom? Economic Nationalism and Family Controlled Pyramidal Groups in Canada 5. Assessing International Mergers and Acquisitions as a Mode of Foreign Direct Investment 6. Foreign Ownership and Total Factor Productivity Part III: Free Trade, Multinationals and Growth 7. Factor Price Differences and Multinational Activity 8. FDI in an FTA with Uncertain Market Access 9. How do Regional Trade Agreements Affect Intra-Regional and Inter-Regional FDI? 10. Responses to Trade Liberalization: Changes in Product Diversification in Foreign- and Domestic-Controlled Plants Part IV: Public Governance, Multinationals and Growth 11. FDI and the International Policy Environment: Back to the Future? Not Quite! 12. Economic Issues Raised by NAFTA Chapter 11 Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement Cases Having Environmental Implications 13. Location Incentives and Inter-state Competition for FDI: Bidding Wars in the Automotive Industry 14. Policy Roundtable: Life as Neighbor to an Economic Giant – Issues and Options Part V: Conclusions 15. Issues on Governance, Multinationals and Growth: Thoughts on Method, Policy and Research Suggested by the Festschrift Papers Index