Multinationals As Flagship Firms: Regional Business Networks

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The international dimension of business networks has remained relatively unexplored, mainly because international business writers focus upon multinational enterprises and network writers ignore international issues. In this book Professors Alan Rugman and Joseph D'Cruz bridge the literature on networks and multinationals by introducing the new concept of the flagship firm.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198295624
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Rugman is Thames Water Fellow in Strategic Management, Templeton College, University of Oxford. Previous positions have included Professor of International Business, University of Toronto (19871998); Professor of International Business, Delhousie University (19801987); and Visiting Professor at Brandeis University, UCLA, Western Washington University, and Columbia Business School.

Joseph R. D'Cruz is Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He also consults widely with multinational corporations in the areas of global strategy and international operations. (Major clients include ICI, Exxon Corporation, Price Waterhouse, and DSM.) He was awarded the Touche Ross Award for the best article in Business Quarterly entitled The Globalization of Manufacturing (with Professor Fleck).

Professors Rugman and D'Cruz are co-editors of the Kodak series of studies on Canada's international competitiveness.

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Concept of the Flagship Firm
Chapter 1: The Flagship Firm and the Five Partners Business Network
Chapter 2: Corporate Strategy and the Flagship Firm
Chapter 3: Internalization and De-internalization: Will Business Networks Replace Multinationals?
Part II: Multinational Enterprise Theory and the Flagship Firm
Chapter 4: Partners Across Borders: Organizational Learning and the Flagship Firm
Chapter 5: The Theory of the Flagship Firm
Chapter 6: The Canadian Telecommunications Industry Network
Chapter 7: The French Telecommunications Network
Part III: Case Studies of Flagship Business Networks
Chapter 8: The Canadian Speciality Chemicals Network
Chapter 9: The Five Partners/Flagship Model and the Scottish Electronics Cluster
Chapter 10: The North American Automotive Cluster
Chapter 11: Managerial Implications of Flagship Relationships

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