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Multinational corporations and foreign direct investment : avoiding simplicity, embracing complexity / Stephen D. Cohen

Main Author Cohen, Stephen D. Country Reino Unido. Publication Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007 Description IX, 371 p. ; 24 cm ISBN 978-0-19-517936-1 CDU 334.726 339.727.22
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Licenciatura em Negócios Internacionais Economia da Empresa Multinacional 2º semestre

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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Foreign direct investment (FDI) and multinational corporations (MNCs)--for better and worse--play a large and growing role in shaping our world. The integrating thesis of this book is the inevitability of heterogeneity in FDI and MNCs and, accordingly, the imperative of disaggregation. Largecompanies doing business on a global basis increasingly dominate the production and marketing of the world's goods and services. The importance of these companies continues to grow while the debate about their nature and effects remains mired in a long-standing stalemate couched in strong black andwhite terms. Stephen D. Cohen seeks to reconcile this impasse by analyzing multinational corporations and foreign direct investment in an eclectic, nuanced manner. The core thesis is that an accurate understanding of the nature and impact of these phenomena comes from acknowledging the dominance ofheterogeneity, perceptions, and ambiguity and the paucity of universal truths. This approach should contribute significantly to both a better academic understanding and a more productive policy debate of an increasingly important element of the world economy.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Abbreviations (p. ix)
  • Introduction (p. 3)
  • Part I Fundamentals
  • 1 A Better Approach to Understanding Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Corporations (p. 11)
  • 2 Defining the Subject: Subtleties and Ambiguities (p. 27)
  • 3 From Obscurity to International Economic Powerhouse: The Evolution of Multinational Corporations (p. 41)
  • 4 Heterogeneity: The Many Kinds of Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Corporations and Their Disparate Effects (p. 62)
  • 5 Perceptions and Economic Ideologies (p. 93)
  • Part II The Strategy of Multinationals
  • 6 Why Companies Invest Overseas (p. 117)
  • 7 Where Multinational Corporations Invest and Don't Invest and Why (p. 148)
  • Part III Impact on the International Order
  • 8 Effects of Foreign Direct Investment on Less Developed Countries: Vagaries, Variables, Negatives, and Positives (p. 179)
  • 9 Why and How Multinational Corporations Have Altered International Trade (p. 205)
  • 10 Multinational Corporations versus the Nation-State: Has Sovereignty Been Outsourced? (p. 233)
  • 11 The International Regulation of Multinational Corporations: Why There Is No Multilateral Foreign Direct Investment Regime (p. 252)
  • 12 The Case for Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Corporations (p. 283)
  • 13 The Case against Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Corporations (p. 308)
  • 14 An Agnostic Conclusion: "It Depends" (p. 332)
  • Part V Recommendations
  • 15 An Agenda for Future Action (p. 355)
  • Index (p. 365)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Stephen D. Cohen is a Professor in the School of International Service, American University

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