Governance, Multinationals, and Growth

Governance, Multinationals, and Growth

by Lorraine Eden, Wendy Dobson
     
 

Presented by Eden (management, Texas A&M U., US) and Dobson (director, Institute for International Business, U. of Toronto, Canada), 15 papers explore issues concerning multinational corporations operating in host countries, including parent-subsidiary relationships, intrafirm trade, creation and transfers of knowledge within the multinational enterprise, and the… See more details below

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Presented by Eden (management, Texas A&M U., US) and Dobson (director, Institute for International Business, U. of Toronto, Canada), 15 papers explore issues concerning multinational corporations operating in host countries, including parent-subsidiary relationships, intrafirm trade, creation and transfers of knowledge within the multinational enterprise, and the impact of nationality on firm performances. Specific topics include economic nationalism and family controlled pyramidal groups in Canada, assessing international mergers and acquisitions as a mode of foreign direct investment, foreign ownership and total factor productivity, factor price differences, and multinational activity, the impact of regional trade agreements on intra-regional and inter-regional foreign direct investment, economic issues raised by the North America Free Trade Agreement Chapter 11 investor-to-state dispute settlement cases having environmental implications, location incentives, inter-state competition for foreign direct investment in the context of the auto industry, and other topics. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843769095
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
07/05/2005
Series:
New Horizons in International Business Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1Introduction and overview3
2How to thrive in an international economy16
3Continental integration and foreign ownership of Canadian industry : a retrospective analysis25
4Who owns whom? : economic nationalism and family controlled pyramidal groups in Canada44
5Assessing international mergers and acquisitions as a mode of foreign direct investment68
6Foreign ownership and total factor productivity100
7Factor price differences and multinational activity125
8FDI in an FTA with uncertain market access155
9How do regional trade agreements affect intra-regional and inter-regional FDI?176
10Responses to trade liberalization : changes in product diversification in foreign- and domestic-controlled plants209
11FDI and the international policy environment : back to the future? not quite!249
12Economic issues raised by NAFTA chapter 11 investor-to-state dispute settlement cases having environmental implications272
13Location incentives and inter-state competition for FDI : bidding wars in the automotive industry297
14Policy roundtable : life as neighbor to an economic giant - issues and options325
15Issues on governance, multinationals and growth : thoughts on method, policy and research suggested by the Festschrift papers341

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