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Transnational Corporations And International Production

Concepts, Theories and Effects, Second Edition

Grazia Ietto-Gillies

Grazia Ietto-Gillies, Emeritus Professor of Applied Economics, London South Bank University and Visiting Professor, Birkbeck University of London, UK

2012 288 pp Hardback 978 0 85793 225 9
2012 Paperback 978 0 85793 227 3
ebook isbn 978 0 85793 226 6

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A concise and authoritative upper level undergraduate and postgraduate text for international business and business economics courses.

This comprehensive critical analysis of concepts, theories and effects relating to transnational corporations will prove to be an invaluable learning tool to post graduate and advanced undergraduate students across a broad section of disciplines including business/international business, economics, international relations, and development studies. Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of this highly acclaimed textbook includes new features such as deeper analysis of evolutionary theories, a discussion of Penrose and of the network theory, and an additional chapter on innovation effects. Lecturers and researchers wishing to familiarize themselves with the theoretical developments of the subject will find this book to be an effective and informative teaching resource.

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A concise and authoritative upper level undergraduate and postgraduate text for international business and business economics courses.

This comprehensive critical analysis of concepts, theories and effects relating to transnational corporations will prove to be an invaluable learning tool to post graduate and advanced undergraduate students across a broad section of disciplines including business/international business, economics, international relations, and development studies. Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of this highly acclaimed textbook includes new features such as deeper analysis of evolutionary theories, a discussion of Penrose and of the network theory, and an additional chapter on innovation effects. Lecturers and researchers wishing to familiarize themselves with the theoretical developments of the subject will find this book to be an effective and informative teaching resource.

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Contents: Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Introduction Part I: Evolution and Concepts 1. Evolution and Concepts Appendix to Chapter 1: Definitions and Data Issues Part II: Pre-WWII Approaches to International Investment Introduction to Part II 2. Marxist Approaches 3. Foreign Investment Within the Neoclassical Paradigm Part III: Modern Theories Introduction to Part III 4. Hymer’s Seminal Work 5. The Product Life Cycle and International Production 6. Oligopolistic Reactions and the Geographical Pattern of FDI 7. Currency Areas and Internationalization 8. Internalization and the Transnational Corporation 9. Dunning’s Eclectic Framework 10. Stages in the Internationalization Process: The Scandinavian School 11. Evolutionary Theories of the TNC 12. New Trade Theories and the Activities of TNCs 13. Transnational Monopoly Capitalism 14. Nation-states and TNCs’ Strategic Behaviour 15. Resources, Networks and the TNC Part IV: Effects Introduction to Part IV 16. Boundaries in the Assessment of Effects 17. Innovation and the TNCs 18. Effects on Labour 19. Effects on Trade 20. Effects on the Balance of Payments Reference Index



 
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