Multinational corporations and foreign direct investment [electronic resource] : avoiding simplicity, embracing complexity / Stephen D. Cohen
- Cohen, Stephen D.
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (ix, 371 pages) : illustrations
- Machine generated contents note: Pt. I Fundamentals -- 1.A better approach to understanding foreign direct investment and multinational corporations -- 2.Defining the subject : subtleties and ambiguities -- 3.From obscurity to international economic powerhouse : the evolution of multinational corporations -- 4.Heterogeneity : the many kinds of foreign direct investment and multinational corporations and their disparate effects -- 5.Perceptions and economic ideologies -- Pt. II The strategy of multinationals -- 6.Why companies invest overseas -- 7.Where multinational corporations invest and don't invest and why -- Pt. III Impact on the international order -- 8.Effects of foreign direct investment on less developed countries : vagaries, variables, negatives, and positives -- 9.Why and how multinational corporations have altered international trade -- 10.Multinational corporations versus the nation-state : has sovereignty been outsourced? -- 11.The international regulation of multinational corporations : why there is no multilateral foreign direct investment regime -- Pt. IV Three bottom lines -- 12.The case for foreign direct investment and multinational corporations -- 13.The case against foreign direct investment and multinational corporations -- 14.An agnostic conclusion : "it depends" -- Pt. V Recommendations.
- Large companies doing business on a global basis increasingly dominate the production and marketing of the world's goods and services. This book analyses multinational corporations.
- 9780199783779 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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