The Internationalization of the Firm: A Reader / Edition 2by Peter J Buckley, Pervez N. Ghauri
The second edition of The Internationalization of the Firm: A Reader offers a detailed analysis of the forces at work in the process of internationalisation. This is the only publication currently available which contains a broad selection of the seminal articles in this field. The Internationalization of the Firm provides comprehensive coverage of the crucial… See more details below
The second edition of The Internationalization of the Firm: A Reader offers a detailed analysis of the forces at work in the process of internationalisation. This is the only publication currently available which contains a broad selection of the seminal articles in this field. The Internationalization of the Firm provides comprehensive coverage of the crucial issues in international business research: direct foreign investment, cultural issues and joint ventures, while at the same time presenting the material in a clear and accessible way. The articles are divided into sections, each of them covering the key topics at the heart of internationalization: the main concepts, the internationalization process, foreign market servicing, the multinational firm and the impact of culture on internationalization. The Internationalization of the Firm: A Reader is indispensable reading for all advanced undergraduates, postgraduate and MBA students of international business.
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Table of Contents
PART 1: ANTECEDENTS. 1. The Foreign Investment Decision Process. 2. International Investments and International Trade in the Product Life Cycle. 3. The Internationalization of the Firm - Four Swedish Cases. 4. The Internationalization Process of the Firm - A Model of Knowledge Development and Increasing Foreign Market Commitments. 5. A Theory of International Operations. 6. Trade, Location of Economic Activity and the Multinational Enterprise - A Search for an Eclectic Approach, John H. Dunning - International Production and the Multinational Enterprise. PART 2: THE INTERNATIONALIZATION PROCESS. 7. Internationalization: Evolution of a Concept. 8. Foreign Direct Investment by Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: The Theoretical Background. 9. Network Relationships and the Internationalisation Process of Small Software Firms. 10. The Expansion of Foreign Direct Investments: Discrete Rational Location Choices or a Cultural Learning Process? 11. The Internationalization of Service Firms: A Comparison with the Manufacturing Sector. 12. The Process of Internationalization in the Operating Firm. PART 3: METHODS OF FOREIGN MARKETING SERVICING. 13. Modes of Foreign Entry: A Transaction Cost Analysis and Propositions. 14. Differences Among Exporting Firms Based on a Degree of Internationalization. 15. Outward Foreign Licensing by Australian Firms. 16. Joint Ventures and Global Strategies. 17. Interfirm Diversity, Organizational Learning, and Longevity in Global Strategic Alliances. PART 4: ORGANIZING THE MULTINATIONAL FIRM. 18. Options Thinking and Platform Investments: Investing in Opportunity. 19. Organizing for Worldwide Effectiveness: The Transnational Solution. 20. New Structures in MNCs Based in Small Countries: A Network Approach. 21. Strategic Evolution Within Japanese Manufacturing Plants in Europe: UK Evidence. PART 5: THE IMPACT OF CULTURE ON INTERNATIONALIZATION. 22. Psychic Distance and Buyer-seller Interaction. 23. The Effect of International Culture on the Choice of Entry Mode. 24. The Business of International Business is Culture. 25. The Psychic Distance Paradox.
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