Firms in the International Economy: Firm Heterogeneity Meets International Business

Firms in the International Economy: Firm Heterogeneity Meets International Business


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262019743
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 12/13/2013
Series: CESifo Seminar Series
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sjoerd Beugelsdijk is Professor of International Business at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Steven Brakman is Professor of International Economics at the University of Groningen.

Hans van Ees is Professor of Global Economics and Management at the University of Groningen.

Harry Garretsen is Professor of International Economics and Business at the University of Groningen.

Erdal Yalcin is Deputy Director of the ifo Center for International Economics.

Clemens Fuest is Research Director of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and Professor of Business Taxation at Oxford's Saïd Business School.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii

Introduction: Firm Heterogeneity, International Economics, and International Business 1

I Firm-Specific Advantages 21

1 International Business Theory for International Economists Alan M. Rugman Quyen T. K. Nguyen 23

2 Exports versus Foreign Direct Investments: Evidence from Cross-Country Industry Data Filomena Pietrovito Alberto Franco Pozzolo Luca Salvatici 55

3 Managerial Characteristics and the Export Decision of Firms Davide Sala Erdal Yalcin 91

II Firm-Environment Interaction 125

4 Foreign Firms and Local Communities Bruce Blonigen Cheyney O'Fallon 127

5 Institutional Quality and FDI to the South Julia Darby Rodolphe Desbordes Ian Wooton 153

6 Heterogeneous Export Spillovers to Chinese Domestic Firms: The Role of the Difficulty to Enter the Destination Market Florian Mayneris Sandra Poncet 173

III Boundaries of the Firm 203

7 Intrafirm and Arm's-Length Trade: How Distance Matters Pamela Bombarda 205

8 Make or Buy: On the Organizational Structure of Firms with Asymmetric Suppliers Verena Nowak Christian Schwarz Jens Suedekum 241

9 Global Value Chains during the Great Trade Collapse: A Bullwhip Effect? Carlo Altomonte Filippo Di Mauro Gianmarco Ottaviano Armando Rungi Vincent Vicard 277

IV Innovation and Technology Transfer 309

10 Multinationals' Technology Transfers and Firms' Performance María García-Vega Elena Huergo 311

11 Innovation Offshoring and Inventor Substitution Roger Smeets Laura Abramovsky 335

12 Heterogeneous Firms, Trade, and Economic Policy: Insights from a Simple Two-Sector Model Michael Pflüger Stephan Russek 369

List of Contributors 399

Index 401

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