The Nature of the International Firm: Nordic Contributions to International Business Research

The Nature of the International Firm: Nordic Contributions to International Business Research

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ISBN-13: 9788716133595
Publisher: Copenhegan Business School Press
Publication date: 02/28/1999
Edition description: 1st edition
Pages: 500
Product dimensions: 6.48(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.41(d)

Table of Contents

1.Nordic Contributions to International Business Research11
Part IPerspectives on the International Firm
2.International Business Enterprise33
3.Comparative Institutional Advantage. - Assessing the Impact of International Differences in Corporate Governance51
4.The Advantage Paradox of the Multinational Corporation69
Part IIDriving Forces Behind Internationalisation
The Internationalisation Process
5.The Oscillating Multinational Firm - Alfa Laval in the period 1890-199089
6.Twenty Years After - Support and Critique of the Uppsala Internationalisation model117
7.The Influence of Cultural Differences on Internationalisation Processes of Firms - An Introduction to a Semiotic and Intercultural Perspective135
8.Managerial Influences and SME Internationalisation165
9.The Role of Learning in the Evolution of Business Networks in Estonia: Four Finnish Case Studies189
10.Generic Routes to Subcontractors' Internationalisation231
Explaining Foreign Direct Investments and Divestments
11.Towards a Firm-Based Model of Foreign Direct Investment257
12.Ownership Structures of Finnish Firm's Foreign Subsidiaries in EU Countries281
13.Why are Foreign Subsidiaries Divested? A Conceptual Framework309
Part IIIManaging the International Firm
Managing Inter-Organisational Relationships
14.Towards Explaining Human Resource Management Practises in International Joint Ventures -- The Case of Chinese-Western Joint Ventures337
15.Internal Management of Sino-Swedish Joint Ventures363
16.Cross-Border Buyer-Supplier Development Collaborations391
17.Business Network Connections and the Atmosphere of International Business Relationships411
Management Control
18.Dimensions of Less-Hierarchical Structures in Multinationals433
19.Cultural Differences and Problems in HQ-Subsidiary Relationships in MNCs451
20.Network Infusion in the Multinational Corporation475
The Authors495

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