The Oxford Handbook of International Business / Edition 2

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As globalization explodes, so has international business scholarship. This second edition of the Oxford Handbook of International Business synthesises all the relevant literature of the last 40 years in 28 original chapters by the world's most distinguished scholars. Reflecting the changes and development in the field since the first edition this new edition has a changed structure, all the chapters have been updated to take account of the latest scholarship, and five new chapters freshly written.

The Handbook is divided into six major sections, providing comprehensive coverage of the following areas:

DT History and Theory of the Multinational Enterprise
DT The Political and Regulatory Environment
DT Strategy and International Management
DT Managing the MNE
DT Area Studies
DT Methodological Issues

These state of the art literature reviews will be invaluable references for students in business schools, social sciences, law, and area studies.

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"Twenty-eight original chapters from the world's most distinguished IB scholars are united as a whole, reflecting both the present structure of the field and the major intellectual issues involved."—Business Horizons
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199593446
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/21/2010
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 880
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan M. Rugman is Thames Water Professor in Strategic Management, Templeton College, University of Oxford. Previous positions have included Professor of International Business at Delhousie University (1980-87) and Professor of International Business at the University of Toronto (1987-98). Thomas L. Brewer is Associate Professor and Editor of JIBS at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.

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Table of Contents

Part I: History and Theory of the Multinational Enterprise
1. The History of Multinational Enterprise, Mira Wilkins
2. The Key Literature on IB Activities: 1960-2006, John H. Dunning
3. The Gravity Equation in International Trade, Michele Fratianni
4. Strategic Complexity in International Business, Peter Buckley and Mark Casson
5. Theories of the Multinational Enterprise, Jean-Francois Hennart
6. Location, Competitiveness, and the Multinational Enterprise, Alan M. Rugman and Alain Verbeke
Part II: The Political and Regulatory Environment
7. Sovereignty@Bay: Globalization, Multinational Enterprise, and the International Political System, Stephen J. Kobrin
8. National Policies and Domestic Politics, Debora L. Spar
9. Multinational Enterprises and Public Policy, Alan M. Rugman and Alain Verbeke
10. An Institution-Based View of International Business Strategies, Mike Peng with Theodore A. Khoury
11. Multilateral Institutions and Policies and Their Implications for Multinational Business Strategy, Thomas L. Brewer and Stephen Young
Part III: Strategy for MNEs
12. Strategy and the Multinational Enterprise, Stephen B. Tallman and George S. Yip
13. The Multinational Enterprise as an Organization, D. Eleanor Westney and Srilata Zaheer
14. Strategy and Management in MNE Subsidiaries, Julian Birkinshaw and Torben Pedersen
15. Strategic Alliances, Andrew C. Inkpen
Part IV: Managing the MNE
16. Innovation and Information Technology in the MNE, John Cantwell
17. Contemporary Research Trends in International Marketing: the 2000s, Masaaki (Mike) Kotabe with Crystal X. Jiang
18. Culture and Human Resources Management, John L. Graham
19. Environmental Policy and International Business, Alan M. Rugman and Alain Verbeke
20. International Financial Management and Multinational Enterprises, Michael Bowe
21. Taxes, Transfer Pricing, and the Multinational Enterprise, Lorraine Eden
Part V: Regional Studies
22. Japan, D. Eleanor Westney
23. China and International Business, John Child
24. The Smaller Scale Economies of Pacific Asia and their Business Systems, Gordon Redding
Part VI: Methodological Issues
25. Methodological Contributions in International Business and the Direction of Academic Research Activity, Bruce Kogut
26. Political Risk and Country Risk in International Business: Concepts and Meaning, Yadong Luo
27. Comparative International Business Research Methods: Pitfalls and Practicalities, Simon Collinson and Andrew Pettigrew
28. Metrics for International Business Research, Bernie Yeung and Randall Morck

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