Foreign Direct Investment and Governments: Catalysts for economic restructuring

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This new paperback edition of Foreign Direct Investment and Governments examines the dynamic relationship between foreign direct investment, governments and economic development. The book includes:

• an investigation of the catalytic role played by the governments and multinationals in determining national advantages

• eleven in-depth national studies of the UK, USA, Japan, New Zealand, India, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, China, Indonesia and Taiwan

• analysis of all aspects of the investment development path
Foreign Direct Investment and Governments is an excellent source book for students of international business.

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Makes available in paper binding a collection of 13 papers, which were presented in their first draft at a December 1994 workshop in Rotterdam. Topics include emerging issues in the investment development path, a case study of the UK as a two-way direct investor, Sweden as a latecomer to industrialization, the development of the resource-rich economy in New Zealand, industrialization and liberalization in India, foreign investment as a source of international competitiveness in Mexico, and the critical role of government in Indonesia. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Preface to 1958 edition
Preface to 1998 edition
Introduction 1
1 The growth of US investment in British manufacturing industry 6
2 The present-day scope of American participation in British industry 32
3 The structure and organization of US affiliates in Britain: geographical distribution, size and ownership patterns 56
4 The structure and organization of US affiliates in Britain: financial and managerial supervision of branch units 69
5 Comparative operating methods and productivity in US parent and UK branch plants 80
6 The influence of US firms on UK industrial development and on the efficiency of their UK competitors 113
7 The influence of US firms on their UK suppliers 145
8 The products supplied by US firms and their contribution to industrial productivity and consumer welfare 176
9 Managerial techniques adopted by US firms and their influence on UK ideas and policies 190
10 Overall economic effects and future prospects of US direct investment in the United Kingdom 220
11 Forty years on: American investment in British industry revisited 249
App. 1 US affiliates known to be operating in British manufacturing industry, December 1956 272
App. 2 The fifty largest US affiliates and Anglo-US financed firms in UK industry, 1995 282
App. 3 US direct investment in UK manufacturing industry 1950-95 Statistical annexc 285
Notes 313
Index of firms 330
General index 335
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