Used internationally at undergraduate and postgraduate level, this highly successful textbook presents, analyses and compares six different theories of the multinational firm that have dominated the research in international business during the last four decades.
This thoroughly updated third edition acts on end-user feedback, with major revisions including;
• Chapter 1, The Multinational Firm: A Beauty or a Beast? rewritten to include recent data about foreign direct investments and multinational firms
• a discussion of entrepreneurship theories and the application of these theories of/to the multinational firm added to Chapter 4
• a new chapter developing the idea of the governing multinational.
The author discloses the basic building blocks and assumptions behind each theory covered in order to achieve a better understanding of why the multinational firm is looked upon so differently by researchers and stakeholders.
Compact and accessible, this textbook is a required resource for students of international business, international management and international economy courses.
|Publisher:||Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 5.37(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Mats Forsgren, Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface to the Third Edition 1. The Multinational Firm: A Beauty or a Beast? 2. The Dominating Multinational: A Tale of Market Power 3. The Coordinating Multinational: A Tale of Cost Efficiency 4. The Knowing Multinational: A Tale of Value Creation 5. The Designing Multinational: A Tale of Strategic Fit 6. The Networking Multinational: A Tale of Business Relationships 7. The Politicizing Multinational: A Tale of Legitimacy and Power 8. The Multidimensional multinational – comparing the six perspectives References Index