The Internationalization of the Firm

The Internationalization of the Firm

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This collection of readings is concerned with international business, with specific reference to the multinational firm, foreign direct investment, globalization and international strategic thought.
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 169 x 244 x 21mm | 690g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • references, index
  • 0121391612
  • 9780121391614

Table of contents

Part 1 Antecedents: international investment and international trade in the product life cycle, R. Bernon; the internationalization of the firm fair Swedish cases, J. Johanson and F. Wiedersheim-Paul; the internationalization process of firm - a model of knowledge development and increasing foreign market commitments, J. Johanson and F. Wiedersheim-Paul; a theory of international differences among exporting firms based on degree of internationalization, P.J. Buckley and M. Casson; outward foreign licensing by Australian companies, L. Welch; foreign direct investment by small and medium-sized enterprises - the theoretical background, P.J. Buckley; are entry strategies for foreign markets changing? the case of Swedish investment in Japan as a means of ventures and global strategies, G. Hedlund and A. Kverneland. Part 2 The internationalization process: internationalization - evolution of a concept, L. Welch and R. Luostarinen; a challenge to the stages theory of the internationalization process, P. Turnbull; organizing the multinational firm - can the Americans learn from the Europeans?, J.M. Stopford; towards a new approach of studying the internationalization process of firms, J. Strandskoy; foreign direct investment as a sequential process, B. Kogut. Part 3 Organizing the multinational firm: an approach to strategic control in MNCs, C.K. Prahalad and Y. Doz; multinational structural change - evolution versus reorganization, C. Bartlett; emergence of new structures in Swedish multinationals, P.N. Ghauri; foreign market servicing by multinationals - an integrated approach, P.J. Buckley et al. Part 4 Scandinavian applications: phsychic distance and buyer-seller interaction, L. Hallaeen and F. Wiedersheim-Paul; internationalization in industrial systems - a network approach, J. Johanson and L.G. Matsson; joint venture relationship between Swedish firms and developing countries - a longitudinal study, S.A. Hyder and P.N. Ghauri; internationalization of management - dominance and distance, M. Forsgren and U. Holm; international strategy - a study of Norwegian companies, P. Joynt.
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