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Multinational Enterprise Theory

Multinational Enterprise Theory

Three Volume Set
Edited by:

December 2007 | 1 088 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The study of multinational enterprises that invest and control business activities in multiple countries is a cornerstone of international business scholarship. This major work is the first of its kind to collate, in three carefully structured volumes, the key writing of leading researchers of multinational enterprise theory. Selected by two of the most acclaimed and respected academics in the field, the seminal articles in this collection focus on core issues. Volumes include:

VOLUME I: The Multinational Enterprise:

Defining the Multinational Enterprise, Multinational versus Domestic Firms, Reactive Motivations for Foreign Direct Investment.

VOLUME II: Internationalization Process of the MNE:

Proactive Motivations for Foreign Direct Investment, The Internationalization Process, Modes of Entry, Emerging MNC Forms.

VOLUME III: Organizational Structure and Control:

Organizational Structure, Location of Decision Making, Forms of Operations.

Volume One
The Multinational Enterprise

Franklin R Root
The Nature and Scope of Multinational Enterprise
Richard E Caves
The Multinational Enterprise as an Economic Organization
A: International Diversification
Tamir Agmon and Donald R Lessard
Investor Recognition of Corporate International Diversification
Raj Aggarwal
Investment Performance of U S-Based Multinational Companies
Comments and a Perspective on International Diversification of Real Assets

B: Multinationality and Firm Performance
Stephen Tallman and Jiatao Li
Effects of International Diversity and Product Diversity on the Performance of Multinational Firms
Ki C Han, Suk Hun Lee and David Y Suk
Multinationality and Firm Performance
Ike Mathur, Manohar Singh and Kimberly C Gleason
The Evidence from Canadian Firms on Multinational Diversification and Performance
Yi-Chein Chiang and Tzu-Hui Yu
The Relationship between Multinationality and the Performance of Taiwan Firms
Douglas E Thomas
International Diversification and Firm Performance in Mexican Firms
A Curvilinear Relationship?

C: Capital Structure
Kwang Chul Lee and Chuck C Y Kwok
Multinational Corporations versus Domestic Corporations
International Environmental Factors and Determinants of Capital Structure

Shumi Akhtar
The Determinants of Capital Structure for Australian Multinational and Domestic Corporations
A: Horizontal and Vertical Integration
Yves L Doz
Managing Manufacturing Rationalization within Multinational Companies
Henrik Braconier, Pehr-Johan Norb[um]ack and Dieter Urban
Multinational Enterprises and Wage Costs
Vertical FDI Revisited

S Lael Brainard
An Empirical Assessment of the Proximity-Concentration Trade-off between Multinational Sales and Trade
B: Resource- and Knowledge-Seeking Motives
Lilach Nachum and Srilata Zaheer
The Persistance of Distance? The Impact of Technology on MNE Motivations for Foreign Investment
Ping Deng
Investing for Strategic Resources and Its Rationale
The Case of Outward FDI from Chinese Companies

C: Oligopolistic Reaction
Edward Brown Flowers
Oligopolistic Reactions in European and Canadian Direct Investment in the United States
D: Agglomeration and Regional Clustering
Pontus Braunerhjelm and Roger Svensson
Host Country Characteristics and Agglomeration in Foreign Direct Investment
Philippe Martin and Gianmarco I P Ottaviano
Growth and Agglomeration
Myles J Shaver and Fredrick Flyer
Agglomeration Economies, Firm Heterogeneity and Foreign Direct Investment in the United States
Volume Two
Internationalization Process of the MNE

A: Monopolistic Advantage Theory
John H Dunning and Alan M Rugman
The Influence of Hymer's Dissertation on the Theory of Foreign Direct Investment
Charles P Kindleberger
The Theory of Direct Investment
Harry G Johnson
The Efficiency and Welfare Implications of the International Corporation
B: Appropriability and Internalization Theories
John C McManus
The Theory of the International Firm
Stephen P Magee
Information and the Multinational Corporation
An Appropriability Theory of Direct Foreign Investment

Alan M Rugman
New Theories of the Multinational Enterprise
An Assessment of Internalization Theory

C: Eclectic Theory
John H Dunning
The Eclectic (OLI) Paradigm of International Production
Past, Present and Future

D: Product Life Cycle (PLC) Theory
Raymond Vernon
International Investment and International Trade in the Product Cycle
A: Risk and Commitment
John G McDonald
Minimizing the Risks of Moving Abroad
Jan Johanson and Jan-Erik Vahlne
The Internationalization Process of the Firm
A Model of Knowledge Development and Increasing Foreign Market Commitments

B: Political, Economic and Social Risk
Stephen J Kobrin
The Environmental Determinants of Foreign Direct Manufacturing Investment
An Ex Post-Empirical Analysis

John D Daniels, Jeffrey Krug and Douglas Nigh
U S Joint Ventures in China
Motivation and Management of Political Risk

Robert Grosse and Len J Trevino
New Institutional Economics and FDI Location in Central and Eastern Europe
A: Entry Mode Choice
Bruce Kogut and Harbir Singh
The Effect of National Culture on the Choice of Entry Mode
Theo Eicher and Jong Woo Kang
Trade, Foreign Direct Investment or Acquisition
Optimal Entry Modes for Multinationals

Tain-Jy Chen
Liability of Foreignness and Entry Mode Choice
Taiwanese Firms in Europe

B: Timing of Entry
H Jalilian
A Theory of Foreign Investment
Possibility Modes and Timing

Benjamin M Oviatt and Patricia Phillips McDougall
Global Start-ups
Entrepreneurs on a Worldwide Stage

Oystein Moen and Per Servais
Born Global or Gradual Global? Examining the Export Behaviour of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises
B: Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME)
Jane W Lu and Paul W Beamish
SME Internationalization and Performance
Growth versus Profitability

Mitja Ruzzier, Robert D Hisrich and Bostjan Antoncic
SME Internationalization Research
Past, Present and Future

Volume Three
Organizational Structure and Control

Lawrence E Fouraker and John M Stopford
Organizational Structure and the Multinational Strategy
Joachim Wolf and William G Egelhoff
Strategy and Structure
Extending the Theory and Integrating the Research on National and International Firms

Bruce T Lamont et al
The Influence of Organizational Structure on the Information Received by Corporate Strategists of Multinational Enterprises
Kate Walsh
Interpreting the Impact of Culture on Structure
The Role of Change Processes

Thomas Sy and Stephanie Cote
Emotional Intelligence
A Key Ability to Succeed in the Matrix

Thomas W Malnight
Emerging Structural Patterns within Multinational Corporations
Toward Process-Based Structures

Morten T Hansen and Bjorn Lovas
How Do Mulinational Companies Leverage Technological Competencies? Moving from Single to Interdependent Explanations
Sunil Venaik, David F Midgley and Timothy M Devinney
A New Perspective on the Integration - Responsiveness Pressures Confronting Multinational Firms
Charles M Vance
Strategic Upstream and Downstream Considerations for Effective Global Performance Management
Lai Hong Chung, Patrick T Gibbons and Herbert P Schoch
The Management of Information and Managers in Subsidiaries of Multinational Corporations
Jane E Salk and Mary Yoko Brannen
National Culture, Networks and Individual Influence in a Mulitnational Management Team
Ted London and Stuart L Hart
Reinventing Strategies for Emerging Markets
Beyond the Transnational Model

Emile Benoit
Attitudes and Motivations
YoungJun Kim
The Impact of Firm and Industry Characteristics on Technology Licensing
Chekitan Dev, Krishna M Erramilli and Sanjeev Agarwal
Brands across Borders
Determining Factors in Choosing Franchising of Management Contracts for Entering International Markets

Jane W Lu and Louis Herbert
Equity Control and the Survival of International Joint Ventures
A Contingency Approach

Yanni Yan and John Child
Investors' Resources and Management Participation in International Joint Ventures
A Control Perspective

Srilata Zaheer and Akbar Zaheer
Trust across Borders

"The quality of the included articles and intelligence of the editorial

framework assure that we have a comprehensive handbook of theories on

MNEs. It achieves the impossible - both tremendous breath and depth in

covering theories applied in International Business. The book is a must

for all students of globalization and firms cross border activities."

Professor Torben Pedersen, Center for Strategic Management and Globalization,

Copenhagen Business School

'MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISE THEORY by Krug and Daniels is the definitive collection of readings on the theory of the multinational enterprise. Key topic areas -- defining the MNE, multinationals versus domestic firms, reactive and proactive motives for FDI, going international, modes of entry, new MNE forms, organizational structures, knowledge flows, decision making and forms of operation –are all covered here. Bringing together classic articles and more recent work from a wide range of journals and books, the editors have assembled a wonderful smorgasbord for doctoral students, faculty members and others interested in the history and current status of the field of international business studies. Enjoy!

Professor Lorraine Eden, A&M University in College Station, Texas

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