The Myth of the Global Corporation

The Myth of the Global Corporation

by Paul Doremus, William W. Keller, Louis W. Pauly, Simon Reich
     
 

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"In our fast-changing world, the national interest can only realistically be conceived and defended if we understand that important differences remain in the way corporations based in the United States, Europe, and Asia operate. This excellent and meticulously researched book explodes many of the myths currently surrounding the world 'globalization.' It is

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"In our fast-changing world, the national interest can only realistically be conceived and defended if we understand that important differences remain in the way corporations based in the United States, Europe, and Asia operate. This excellent and meticulously researched book explodes many of the myths currently surrounding the world 'globalization.' It is essential reading for business leaders and policymakers alike."—Senator John D. Rockefeller IV

"This is an important contribution to scholarship on the multinational firm and the subject of international political economy. It will go far to correct the prevalent idea in popular and academic thinking that the multinational corporation has become an autonomous actor in international economic affairs."—Robert Gilpin, Princeton University

"This book is a major contribution to our empirical and conceptual understanding of the contemporary world."—Stephen D. Krasner, Stanford University

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Editorial Reviews

Harvard Business Review - Bruce Kogut
When it comes to corporate behavior, the authors show convincingly that nationality is destiny. This is a timely and brave book.
Harvard Business Review
When it comes to corporate behavior, the authors show convincingly that nationality is destiny. This is a timely and brave book.
— Bruce Kogut
Choice
This work is concisely yet lucidly presented. . . . Recommended for all those interested in the global economy.
Library Journal
Drawing on much governmental research, the authors conclude that, in spite of the recent spate of international mergers, multinational corporations are actually corporate dinosaurs and remain stubbornly national in character, tied to their countries of origin. (LJ 3/15/98)
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"When it comes to corporate behavior, the authors show convincingly that nationality is destiny. This is a timely and brave book."--Bruce Kogut, Harvard Business Review

"This book provides excellent background reading for anyone interested in multinational corporate finance and investments."--Library Journal

"This work is concisely yet lucidly presented. . . . Recommended for all those interested in the global economy."--Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691010076
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
05/10/1999
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.54(d)

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Krasner
This book is a major contribution to our empirical and conceptual understanding of the contemporary world.
Stephen D. Krasner, Stanford University
John D. Rockefeller IV
In our fast-changing world, the national interest can only realistically be conceived and defended if we understand that important differences remain in the way corporations based in the United States, Europe, and Asia operate. This excellent and meticulously researched book explodes many of the myths currently surrounding the world 'globalization.' It is essential reading for business leaders and policymakers alike.
Robert Gilpin
This is an important contribution to scholarship on the multinational firm and the subject of international political economy. It will go far to correct the prevalent idea in popular and academic thinking that the multinational corporation has become an autonomous actor in international economic affairs.
Robert Gilpin, Princeton University

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