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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 50 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 five new chapters freshly written, while all the other chapters have been substantially updated to take account of the latest scholarship. The book also adds a new section on methodological issues.
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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: 9780199241828
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/8/2001
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 896
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 2.10 (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

1 The History of the Multinational Enterprise Mira Wilkins Wilkins, Mira 3

2 The Key Literature on IB Activities: 1960-2006 John H. Dunning Dunning, John H. 39

3 The Gravity Equation in International Trade Michele Fratianni Fratianni, Michele 72

4 Strategic Complexity in International Business Peter Buckley Buckley, Peter Mark Casson Casson, Mark 90

5 Theories of the Multinational Enterprise Jean-Francois Hennart Hennart, Jean-Francois 125

6 Location, Competitiveness, and the Multinational Enterprise Alan M. Rugman Rugman, Alan M. Alain Verbeke Verbeke, Alain 146

7 Sovereignty[superscript (a)] Bay: Globalization, Multinational Enterprise, and the International Political System Stephen J. Kobrin Kobrin, Stephen J. 183

8 National Policies and Domestic Politics Debora L. Spar Spar, Debora L. 205

9 Multinational Enterprises and Public Policy Alan M. Rugman Rugman, Alan M. Alain Verbeke Verbeke, Alain 228

10 Unbundling the Institution-Based View of International Business Strategy Mike W. Peng Peng, Mike W. Theodore A. Khoury Khoury, Theodore A. 256

11 Multilateral Institutions and Policies: Implications for Multinational Business Strategy Thomas L. Brewer Brewer, Thomas L. Stephen Young Young, Stephen 269

12 Strategy and the Multinational Enterprise Stephen B. Tallman Tallman, Stephen B. George S. Yip Yip, George S. 307

13 The Multinational Enterprise as an Organization D. Eleanor Westney Westney, D. Eleanor Srilata Zaheer Zaheer, Srilata 341

14 Strategy and Management in MNE Subsidiaries Julian Birkinshaw Birkinshaw, Julian Torben Pedersen Pedersen, Torben 367

15 Strategic Alliances Andrew C. Inkpen Inkpen, Andrew C. 389

16 Innovation and InformationTechnology in the MNE John Cantwell Cantwell, John 417

17 Contemporary Research Trends in International Marketing: The 2000s Masaaki (Mike) Kotabe Kotabe, Masaaki (Mike) Crystal X. Jiang Jiang, Crystal X. 447

18 Culture and Human Resources Management John L. Graham Graham, John L. 502

19 Environmental Policy and International Business Alan M. Rugman Rugman, Alan M. Alain Verbeke Verbeke, Alain 537

20 International Financial Management and Multinational Enterprises Michael Bowe Bowe, Michael 557

21 Taxes, Transfer Pricing, and the Multinational Enterprise Lorraine Eden Eden, Lorraine 591

22 Japan D. Eleanor Westney Westney, D. Eleanor 623

23 China and International Business John Child Child, John 648

24 The Smaller Economies of Pacific Asia and their Business Systems Gordon Redding Redding, Gordon 687

25 Methodological Contributions in International Business and the Direction of Academic Research Activity Bruce Kogut Kogut, Bruce 711

26 Political Risk and Country Risk in International Business: Concepts and Measures Yadong Luo Luo, Yadong 740

27 Comparative International Business Research Methods: Pitfalls and Practicalities Simon C. Collinson Collinson, Simon C. Andrew M. Pettigrew Pettigrew, Andrew M. 765

28 Metrics for International Business Research Randall Morck Morck, Randall Bernard Yeung Yeung, Bernard 797

Name Index 816

Subject Index 839

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