The Internationalization of the Firm: A Reader / Edition 2

The Internationalization of the Firm: A Reader / Edition 2

by 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

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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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ISBN-13:
9781861524010
Publisher:
Cengage Learning EMEA Higher Education
Publication date:
09/17/1998
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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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