Multinationals and Development

Multinationals and Development

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Multinationals and Development by Alan M. Rugman, Jonathan P. Doh

This book offers a fresh perspective on the role of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in development. Alan M. Rugman and Jonathan P. Doh challenge traditional assumptions about economic development and address the controversies that surround MNEs. For example, how do foreign multinationals affect overall economic growth in emerging economies, and how does this process lead to the subsequent rise of new emerging-economy MNEs?

The authors focus on the mechanisms by which MNEs influence economic development. They evaluate the impact of MNEs on the processes and outcomes of development, as well as the influence of civil society, NGOs, and government policies on multinationals, especially in Asia. And they discuss the rise of emerging-economy MNEs from Asian economies, especially "yang" MNEs from China and Korea. Arriving at a far more nuanced understanding of MNEs today, the authors also offer observations about the role of multinationals in the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300178340
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 04/15/2011
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,203,415
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Alan M. Rugman is the L. Leslie Waters Chair in International Business at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. He lives in Bloomington, IN. Jonathan P. Doh is the Herbert G. Rammrath Chair in International Business and director, Center for Global Leadership, Villanova School of Business. He lives in Haverford, PA.

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction to the Key Issues     1
Foreign Direct Investment and Development     11
Multinational Enterprise Strategies and Development     32
The Role of International Institutions     59
The Contributions and Impact of Civil Society     83
Institutional Governance and Development     103
Multinational Enterprises from Emerging Economies     124
Multinationals and Development in Asia     153
Yang Multinationals     179
Conclusions     200
Glossary     205
References     209
Index     231

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