States and Firms: Multinational Enterprises in Institutional Competition

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Overview

States and Firms is a study in the political economy of the multinational enterprise, looking at how and why the internationalisation of twelve leading French - and German owned MNEs has interacted with the domestic environment.

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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction: Political Economy and the Multinational Enterprise 1
2 The Internationalisation of French and German MNEs 26
3 MNEs in Domestic Structures 54
4 Government Policy and MNE-Government Relations: MNEs as Political Actors 85
5 The Financial Function and the Power of the Purse: Government-Firm, Bank-Firm Relations 132
6 Europe and Technology: Cross-Border Dimensions of Political Economy 164
7 Conclusion: Micropolitical Economy, the 1980s, the 1990s and the Way Ahead 206
Notes 221
Bibliography 233
Name index 242
Subject index 244
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