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Information Technology in Multinational Enterprises

Edited by Edward Mozley Roche, Vice President and Director of Research for Europe, Concours Group, US and Michael J. Blaine, holds a Doctorate in International Business and writes occasionally on a variety of topics.
The revolution in information communication technologies has had a profound effect on the way firms structure and control their operations. At the same time, the ongoing integration of the global economy has greatly expanded international business opportunities.
Extent: 360 pp
Hardback Price: $164.00 Web: $147.60
Publication Date: 2000
ISBN: 978 1 85898 979 2
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The revolution in information communication technologies has had a profound effect on the way firms structure and control their operations. At the same time, the ongoing integration of the global economy has greatly expanded international business opportunities.

Information Technology in Multinational Enterprises analyses the implications of technological developments for the conduct of international business and the structure and activities of multinational enterprises. Using a combination of theoretical analysis and case studies, it provides a timely introduction to a topic that is of major interest to academics and practitioners in the fields of international business and information science.
‘The book is clearly positioned in the intersecting set of research on international business and information systems, respectively. . . . Collectively, the authors both take stock of what we know and indicate future patterns of development. . . . The various contributions in Information Technology in Multinational Enterprises provides practitioner and academic alike with a good launch pad for thinking in new, non-technical ways.’
– From the foreword by Peter Hagström, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Contributors: H. Bakis, W.G. van den Berg, M.J. Blaine, J. Bowen, M. Broadbent, C. Butler, J. Ferguson, P. Hagstrom, I.T. Hawryszkiewycz, K. Kangas, V.K. Khandelwal, P.A.H.M. Mantelaers, E.M. Roche, S.P. Saraswat, W.D. Schulte, Jr.
Contents: Foreword by Peter Hagstrom Introduction Part I: Theoretical Aspects 1. The Role of Information Technology in International Business Research 2. Information Technology and the Multinational Enterprise 3. Information Technology and Global Competitive Advantage 4. Geography, Technology and Organization of Economic Activity Part II: Strategic Aspects 5. Strategic Management of Information Technology in MNEs 6. Growth, IT and Global Organizations 7. The Role of IT in Building Core Competencies in MNEs 8. Development and Management of Global Information Systems 9. A Framework for Strategic Planning for Communications Support 10. Emerging Global Issues in IT – A Perspective from U.S. Corporations References Index