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Multinational Enterprises and Emerging Challenges of the 21st Century

Edited by the late John H. Dunning OBE, former Emeritus Professor of International Investment and Business Studies, University of Reading, UK and Emeritus State of New Jersey Professor of International Business, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, US and Tsai-Mei Lin, Professor of International Business and Dean, College of Business, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
A cast of prestigious international business scholars explores here the emerging challenges and issues facing multinational enterprises. The book integrates the latest theories, thoughts and empirical evidence along with several case studies in international business in the 21st century.
Extent: 480 pp
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Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 978 1 84720 356 4
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  • Asian Studies
  • Asian Business
  • Asian Economics
  • Business and Management
  • Asia Business
  • International Business
  • Economics and Finance
  • Asian Economics
  • International Business
A cast of prestigious international business scholars explores here the emerging challenges and issues facing multinational enterprises. The book integrates the latest theories, thoughts and empirical evidence along with several case studies in international business in the 21st century.

It is understood that countries view international business in different ways. The contributors reflect this by offering a wide variety of viewpoints and covering an array of issues, such as foreign direct investment, internationalization, trust and leadership, global education and knowledge transfer. Adding to its value are case studies ranging from American restaurant franchises on the world stage to the influence of the internet on Taiwanese SMEs.

The book will be useful to scholars as a research resource, to practitioners as a modern guide and to students of international business as a comprehensive text.
‘. . . a fascinating and valuable collection of frameworks, insights and background information relating to the globalisation of business, and particularly that which is affected by the increasing influence from Asia. It is intellectually compelling as well as useful to practitioners.’
– Stephen Mayson, Journal of Business Law
Contributors: T. Baum, P. Buckley, J.J. Cavazzini, I.M. Chaney, J.-H. Chang, C.-L. Chen, G.-M. Chuang, J. Clegg, R.W. Click, A. Cross, J.D. Daniels, J.H. Dunning, K. Enatsu, M. Forsgren, P.D. Grub, P. Hagström, Y.-L. Jaw, C.-L. Kang, A.-K. Kau, M.A. Khan, M. Khan, N. Kobayashi, T.C. Lawton, Z. Li, Y.-K. Liang, K.-H. Lin, T.-M. Lin, M.C. Liu, R. Loveridge, M.H. Lu, X. Lui, M. Rhodes, F. Shiue, D. Song, D.P. Sullivan, H. Takahashi, H. Voss, T.-N. Yang, J. Yang, Y.-Y. Yen, W.K. Yew, P. Zheng
Contents:

1. Introduction
John H. Dunning and Tsai-Mei Lin

2. Three Important Trends in Recent Global Economic Development
Jen-Hu Chang

PART I: FDI AND MNES: SOME RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
3. FDI, Globalization and Development
John H. Dunning

4. Foreign Direct Investment and Investor Strategies in China
Phillip D. Grub and Jiawen Yang

5. An Econometric Investigation of Chinese Outward Direct Investment
Adam Cross, Peter Buckley, Jeremy Clegg, Hinrich Voss, Mark Rhodes, Ping Zheng and Xin Lui

6. From the Internationalization of R&D to a Global R&D Network
Hiroo Takahashi

PART II: NEW DIRECTIONS OF THINKING IN IB RESEARCH
7. International Business Studies: Episoidic or Evolutionary?
Daniel P. Sullivan and John D. Daniels

8. Ignorant Internationalization? The Uppsala Model and Internationalization Patterns for Internet-related Firms
Mats Forsgren and Peter Hagström

9. The Value Creation Perspective of International Strategic Management
Reid W. Click

10. Embedding the Multinational: Bridging Internal and External Networks in Transitional Institutional Contexts
Ray Loveridge

11. Managerial Trust and Leadership in Global Management: Propensities to Trust, the Influence of National Culture on Trust and Conditional Trust – A Cross-Cultural Study
James J. Cavazzini and Min H. Lu

12. Cultural Genes, the Trust Model and the Specialization and Internationalization of the Management of Chinese Family Enterprises
Donglin Song and Zheng Li

13. The Subsidiary Role of Multinational Enterprises and Procedural Justice
Tai-Ning Yang and Chuan-Ling Kang

14. The History and Prospects of International Business Education in Japan and in the Asian Region
Noritake Kobayashi

15. Globalization and Higher Education: Some Strategies Adopted by Waseda University
Ken’ichi Enatsu

16. Developing Singapore as a Global Education Hub: Opportunities and Challenges
Ah-Keng Kau

17. The Global Impact of American Restaurant Franchises: An International Perspective
Mahmood A. Khan and Maryam Khan

18. Sustainable Tourism, Industrial Development and Multinational Corporations: A Case of Productivity Spillovers in Malaysia
Wong Kong Yew and Tom Baum

19. Managerial Philosophies, Peace Culture and the Performance of Multinational Enterprises’ Cross-Cultural Management
Tsai-Mei Lin and Gun-Ming Chuang

PART III: SOME TAIWANESE CASE STUDIES
20. An Empirical Examination of the Association between Manufacturing Decisions and Performance Evaluation: Evidence from Taiwanese Listed Electronic Firms
Fujiing Shiue and Yi-Yin Yen

21. Domestic Inter-Firm Networks and Corporate Internationalization: A Cross-Industry Study of Taiwanese SMEs
Ku-Ho Lin, Isabella M. Chaney, Thomas C. Lawton and Meng-Chun Liu

22. The Influence of the Internet on the Internationalization of SMEs in Taiwan
Yi-Long Jaw and Chun-Liang Chen

23. Knowledge Transfer and Entry Strategies of Taiwan Transnationals
Yung-Kuei Liang

Index