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Overview

Multinational firms are a ubiquitous feature of modern economies, yet how much do we really know about how they work? This book reveals the complexity of managing multinationals and shatters the myth of the multinational as a unified, economically-rational firm.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199247554
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Glenn Morgan is Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour at Warwick Business School. He was previously Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour at Manchester Business School and Research Fellow at Manchester School of Management, UMIST. Peer Hull Kristensen is Professor in the Department of Organization and Industrial Sociology, Copenhagen Business School. Richard Whitley is Professor of Organizational Sociology at the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. He has also held visiting academic appointments at the International University of Japan (1993), University of Hong Kong (1988), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris (1987), University of Amsterdam (1982), St Anthony's College, Oxford (1981), and the Inter-University Graduate School of Management, Delft, The Netherlands (1977, 1979).

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Table of Contents

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1 The Multinational Firm: Organizing Across Institutional and National Divides 1
2 How and Why are International Firms Different? The Consequences of Cross-Border Managerial Coordination for Firm Characteristics and Behaviour 27
3 The Emergence of German Transnational Companies: A Theoretical Analysis and Empirical Study of the Globalization Process 69
4 Constructing Global Corporations: Contrasting National Legacies in the Nordic Forest Industry 97
5 Between National and International Governance: Geopolitics, Strategizing Actors, and Sector Coordination in Electrical Engineering in the Interwar Era 125
6 The Internationalization of Capital Markets: How International Institutional Investors are Restructuring Finnish Companies 153
7 The Making of a Global Firm: Local Pathways to Multinational Enterprise 172
8 Globalization and Change: Organizational Continuity and Change within a Japanese Multinational in the UK 196
9 The Development of Transnational Standards and Regulations and their Impacts on Firms 225
10 Globalization and its Limits: The Making of International Regulation 253
11 National Trajectories, International Competition, and Transnational Governance in Europe 281
Index 307
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