Multinational Business Service Firms: The Development of Multinational Organization Structures in the U. K. Business Service Sector

Multinational Business Service Firms: The Development of Multinational Organization Structures in the U. K. Business Service Sector

by Joanne Roberts
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840141542
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/20/2005
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 6.02(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Figures and tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2Internationalisation of services: conceptual issues and evidence8
3International trade and foreign direct investment theories: application to services34
4Organisational theory of the firm and the international structure and strategy of service firms69
5The international business service firm: the evolution of an internationalism framework92
6Internationalisation of business services: an overview of advertising, accountancy and computer services105
7The UK business services sector: survey framework144
8The internationalisation of the UK business services sector: survey results163
9Multinational structures and strategies in the business services sector199
10A model for business service firm multinationalisation245
11Conclusion268
App. 1Research techniques and data analysis277
App. 2International Standard Industrial Classification: classification of business services283
Bibliography284

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