Multinationals and Global Capitalism

"This book contributes to contemporary globalization debates by providing a survey of the growth and role of multinational enterprises in the world economy over the last two hundred years"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Geoffrey Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199272093

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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"This book contributes to contemporary globalization debates by providing a survey of the growth and role of multinational enterprises in the world economy over the last two hundred years"--Provided by publisher.

Family Multinationals

International Family Enterprise Research Academy. (2003). Family ... Family
Capitalism: Wendels, Haniels, Falcks, and the Continental European Model. ...
Multinationals and Global Capitalism: From the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First

Author: Christina Lubinski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135044929

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 109

In contrast to widespread assessments that family enterprises lack sufficient resources and capabilities to go global, many family companies are competing successfully in an increasingly globalized business environment. Worldwide, a large number of thriving multinationals are still family-owned and/or under family control. While there is abundant literature on the phenomenon of globalization from many different disciplines, neither the literature on multinationals nor the growing field of family business studies have systematically investigated family multinationals yet. This volume is one of the first to deal explicitly with family multinationals and the role of the family in internationalization. It situates itself at the crossroads of internationalization studies on the one hand and family business research on the other. Why do families continue to play such a large role in some of the most prominent firms in emerging and mature economies? How did they manage to maintain ownership control, yet divest of unrelated business ventures? How did they internationalize yet maintain control? This book identifies the idiosyncratic strategies and structures of family multinationals in different countries and at different points in time. A comparative historical and case study approach allows us to explore the role of the family through the firms’ various internationalization pathways and understand long-term developments and path dependencies.

The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business

(1998), The Multinational Traders. (London: Routledge). Jones, Geoffrey (2000),
Merchants to Multinationals. (Oxford: Oxford University Press). Jones, Geoffrey (
2005a), Multinationals and Global Capitalism: From the Nineteenth to the ...

Author: Teresa da Silva Lopes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315277794

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 614

View: 586

The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business draws together a wide array of state-of-the-art research on multinational enterprises. The volume aims to deepen our historical understanding of how firms and entrepreneurs contributed to transformative processes of globalization. This book explores how global business facilitated the mechanisms of cross-border interactions that affected individuals, organizations, industries, national economies and international relations. The 37 chapters span the Middle Ages to the present day, analyzing the emergence of institutions and actors alongside key contextual factors for global business development. Contributors examine business as a central actor in globalization, covering myriad entrepreneurs, organizational forms and key industrial sectors. Taking a historical view, the chapters highlight the intertwined and evolving nature of economic, political, social, technological and environmental patterns and relationships. They explore dynamic change as well as lasting continuities, both of which often only become visible – and can only be fully understood – when analyzed in the long run. With dedicated chapters on challenges such as political risk, sustainability and economic growth, this prestigious collection provides a one-stop shop for a key business discipline.

The Oxford Handbook of International Business Strategy

Merchants to Multinationals . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Jones , G. 2002.
Business enterprises and global worlds . Enterprise and Society , 3 ( 4 ) : 581-
605 . Jones , G. 2005. Multinationals and Global Capitalism : From the
Nineteenth to ...

Author: Kamel Mellahi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198868375

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 228

Multinational enterprises must contend with increasingly challenging conditions in the international business environment. This Handbook explores how classic principles of international competitive strategy are transformed in today's markets and provides suggestions on how firms can develop effective strategies to respond to these transformations.

Handbook of Emerging Market Multinational Corporations

The International Operations of National Firms: A Study of Direct Foreign
Investment. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Jones, G. (2005). Multinationals and
Global Capitalism. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. Jones, G. and
T. Khanna ...

Author: Mehmet Demirbag

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1782545018

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 419

The Handbook of Emerging Market Multinational Corporations focuses on why emerging market multinationals internationalize, how they do so and the advantages they explore and exploit as they internationalize. The Handbook highlights the requirement for

Comparative Responses to Globalization

Geoffrey, J. Multinationals and Global Capitalism: From the Nineteenth to the
TwentyFirst Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Ghemawat, P. 'Distance
Still Matters: The Hard Reality of Global Expansion'. Harvard Business Review 79
, no.

Author: M. Umemura

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137263636

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

View: 454

Explores how British and Japanese firms have responded to globalization from a long-term perspective. Incorporates studies from the 18th century and sheds light on the impact of the institutional setting, the influence of government and entrepreneurs, and the weight of historical contingency in conditioning firm responses to globalization.

Global Capitalism FDI and Competitiveness

Buckley and M. Casson (eds), Multinational Enterprises in the World Economy,
Brookfield, VT and Aldershot: Edward Elgar, pp. 41-53. Gray, M., Golob, E. and
Markusen, A. (1996), 'Big firms, long arms, wide shoulders. The "hub and spoke"

Author: John H. Dunning

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781843767060

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 458

View: 445

This volume comprises 15 of John Dunning's most widely acknowledged writings on the changing characteristics of the global economy over since the 1970s. It examines in particular how these events have shaped, and been shaped by, the growing internationalism of all forms of business activity. The book is divided into five thematic sections, each of which illustrates a particular aspect of change and the author's analysis of it. It examines: the main features of the new global economy, its origin, opportunities and challenges; the author's writings on the factors affecting the location of economic activity by international firms; the changing nature and form of the contribution of FDI and cross-border strategic alliances to economic development and to the restructuring of national economies; and the relationship between the competitive advantages of international firms and the productivity and dynamic comparative advantage of the economies in which they operate.

The Oxford Handbook of International Business

The Multinational Traders (London: Routledge). (2000). Merchants to
Multinationals (Oxford: Oxford University Press). (2005a). Multinationals and
Global Capitalism from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-first Century (Oxford: Oxford
University ...

Author: Alan M. Rugman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191615668

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 880

View: 393

As globalization explodes, so has international business scholarship. This second edition of the Oxford Handbook of International Business synthesises all the relevant literature of the last 40 years in 28 original chapters by the world's most distinguished scholars. Reflecting the changes and development in the field since the first edition this new edition has a changed structure, all the chapters have been updated to take account of the latest scholarship, and five new chapters freshly written. The Handbook is divided into six major sections, providing comprehensive coverage of the following areas: · History and Theory of the Multinational Enterprise · The Political and Regulatory Environment · Strategy and International Management · Managing the MNE · Area Studies · Methodological Issues These state of the art literature reviews will be invaluable references for students in business schools, social sciences, law, and area studies.

Latin America and Global Capitalism

The transnational corporations (TNCs) that drive the global economy are,
according to Dicken, “also locked into external ... Global production and service
chains, or what ... “multinational.” . . . The MNC An Epochal Shift in World
Capitalism 27.

Author: William I. Robinson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801896363

Category: Political Science

Page: 444

View: 743

This ambitious volume chronicles and analyzes from a critical globalization perspective the social, economic, and political changes sweeping across Latin America from the 1970s through the present day. Sociologist William I. Robinson summarizes his theory of globalization and discusses how Latin America’s political economy has changed as the states integrate into the new global production and financial system, focusing specifically on the rise of nontraditional agricultural exports, the explosion of maquiladoras, transnational tourism, and the export of labor and the import of remittances. He follows with an overview of the clash among global capitalist forces, neoliberalism, and the new left in Latin America, looking closely at the challenges and dilemmas resistance movements face and their prospects for success. Through three case studies—the struggles of the region's indigenous peoples, the immigrants rights movement in the United States, and the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela—Robinson documents and explains the causes of regional socio-political tensions, provides a theoretical framework for understanding the present turbulence, and suggests possible outcomes to the conflicts. Based on years of fieldwork and empirical research, this study elucidates the tensions that globalization has created and shows why Latin America is a battleground for those seeking to shape the twenty-first century’s world order.

International Institutions and Multinational Enterprises

Global Players-- Global Markets John-ren Chen. 2. Global capitalism : the moral
challenge John H. Dunning 1 INTRODUCTION It is just over 14 years since the
fall of the Berlin Wall , and the burgeoning of the Internet and e - commerce .

Author: John-ren Chen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781845421670

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 671

This book provides rigorous analysis of the wide range of questions surrounding the role of international institutions in governing global business, especially multinational enterprises (MNEs). The analysis, both theoretical and empirical, focuses on the corporate governance of MNEs and to what extent their management takes into account the negative effects of their activities. Also discussed are: how nation states and international institutions control the activities of MNEs, and how the role and strategies of international institutions can be changed to minimise any negative effects without hampering the positive aspects and effects of MNEs. Besides the general questions of corporate governance, the fundamental differences between shareholder and stakeholder concepts are also carefully examined. A number of moral aspects in corporate governance are touched upon including the effect of international entrepreneurial activities on wages, labour markets and environmental issues. International Institutions and Multinational Enterprises is a fascinating book that will appeal to scholars of international and development economics, international business management and institutional economics. NGOs and policymakers involved in international trade, monetary and development policy formulation and associated institutions will also find much to interest them.

Tax Justice and the Political Economy of Global Capitalism 1945 to the Present

... in searching for competitive advantages, most multinational companies adopt
aggressive global strategic tax planning ... assets (intellectual property) and
transfer pricing within a group structure which allow multinational companies (
MNCs) ...

Author: Jeremy Leaman

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857458825

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 757

Tax "justice" has become an increasingly central issue of political debate in many countries, particularly following the cardiac arrest of global financial services in 2008 and the subsequent worldwide slump in trade and production. The evident abuse of tax systems by corporations and rich individuals through tax avoidance schemes and offshore shadow banking is increasingly in the public eye. Above all, the political challenges of recovery and structural reform have raised core issues of burden-sharing and social equity on the agendas of both civil society groups and political elites. Democratic states need tax revenue to fund public goods and combat public "bads" with any degree of legitimacy. The contributions to this book discuss the haphazard evolution of contemporary taxation systems, their contradictory effects in a globalized economy, and the urgency of their reform as a precondition for social justice.

In Defense of Global Capitalism

Big is beautiful In the anti-globalists' worldview, multinational corporations are
leading the race to the bottom. By moving to developing countries and taking
advantage of poor people and lax regulations, they are making money hand over
fist ...

Author: Johan Norberg

Publisher: Cato Institute

ISBN: 1933995440

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

View: 903

From Seattle to Genoa to Johannesburg, people march in the streets protesting global capitalism. They denounce Nike and McDonald's, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization. Who would defend global capitalism? A young writer from Sweden, who started on the anarchist left and then came to understand the world better. Johan Norberg has traveled to Vietnam, Africa, and other hot spots in the battle over globalization. He has become a passionate defender of the globalization that is lifting poor countries out of poverty. In Defense of Global Capitalism is the first book to rebut, systematically and thoroughly, the claims of the anti-globalization movement. With facts, statistics, and graphs, Norberg shows why capitalism is in the process of creating a better world. The book is written in a conversational style with an emphasis on liberal values and the opportunities and freedom that globalization brings to the world's poor. In Defense of Global Capitalism shows that the diffusion of capitalism in the past few decades has lowered poverty rates and created opportunities for individuals all over the world. Living standards and life expectancy have risen substantially. There is more food, more education, and more democratization, less inequality and less oppression of women. Norberg takes on the tough issues-economic growth, freedom vs. equality, free trade and fair trade, international debt, child labor, cultural imperialism-and concludes that free-market capitalism is the best route out of global poverty.

Social Welfare in Global Context

World , cause environmental damage , and undermine local cultural and political
institutions . Many blame multinational firms , the International Monetary Fund ,
and the World Bank , which they believe serve the interests of global capitalism .

Author: James Midgley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761907886

Category: Political Science

Page: 245

View: 499

James Midgley provides an overview of social welfare, outlining key institutions, terminology, historical research and approaches. In addition, he details reasons for the existence of international social welfare and the challenges which arise from it. Social Welfare in Global Context includes sections on: applied international social welfare, which addresses the concerns of practitioners; and issues of social work practice, social development, the activities of international agencies and their collaborative efforts. As well as its important focus on practical application, the book also presents key theoretical debates in the field, and provides a comprehensive account of world social conditions and social welfare in

The Regional Multinationals

Managing the Multinational Subsidiary , London : Croom Helm , pp . 75 - 80 .
Daniels , J . 1987 . ... International Production and the Multinational Enterprise ,
London : George Allen and Unwin . 1993 . ... Global Capitalism at Bay ? London

Author: Alan M. Rugman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139442862

Category: Business & Economics


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Although many firms label themselves 'global', very few can back this up with truly global sales and operations. In The Regional Multinationals Alan Rugman examines first-hand data from multinationals and finds that most multinationals are strongly regional, with international operations in their home regions of North America, the US or Asia. Only a tiny proportion of the world's top 500 companies actually sell the same product and deliver the same services around the world. Rugman exposes the facts behind the popular myths of doing business globally, explores a variety of regional models and offers an authoritative agenda for future business strategy. The Regional Multinationals is the essential resource for all academics and students in International Business, Organization and Strategic Management, as well as those with an interest in finding out how multinationals really work in practice and how future strategy must respond.

Multinationals and the Restructuring of the World Economy RLE International Business

The Geography of the Multinationals Volume 2 Michael Taylor, Nigel Thrift ...
Because analysts of dependency stress the dominant role of the global capitalist
system, there is a simple modulation to analysis of multinational corporations and

Author: Michael Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135124493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 10

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This volume charts the ways in which multinational corporations contributed to the restructuring of the world economy, paying particular attention to the spatial consequences of, and responses to, their operations at a number of scales. The book takes as its theme the differential spatial outcomes of the restructuring of different types of multinational corporation.

Eco critical Literature

12 Transcending the Discontents of Global Capitalism: Toward the Dialectics of
De-commodified Environment in ... upshots of the presence of the multinationals (
cultural agents of global capitalism) on Nigeria's (the Niger Delta's) environment.

Author: Ogaga Okuyade

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 0979085888

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 353

View: 591

Eco-Critical Literature: Regreening African Landscapescritically examines the representations, constructions, and imaginings of the relationship between the human and non-human worlds in contemporary African literature and culture. It offers innovative, incisive, and critical perspectives on the importance of sustaining a symbiotic relationship between humans and their environment. The book thus carries African scholarship beyond the mere analysis of themes and style to ethical and activist roles of literature having an impact on readers and the public. It is a scholarship geared towards rectifying ecological imbalance that is prevalent in many parts of the continent that forms the setting, context, and thematic discourse of the works or authors studied in this book. Besides sensitizing the African readership to the need for the restoration of harmony between man and the environment, this book equally aims to further familiarize scholars and students working on African literature and culture with the theoretical concerns of eco-criticism.

Selling the Yellow Jersey

Scholars often argue that the Tour did not become a global phenomenon until the
1980s, with the advent of regular international television coverage ... On
contemporary business globalization, see Jones, Multinationals and Global

Author: Eric Reed

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022620667X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

View: 821

Yellow Livestrong wristbands were taken off across America in early 2013 when Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey that he had doped during the seven Tour de France races he won. But the foreign cycling world, which always viewed Armstrong with suspicion, had already moved on. The bellwether events of the year were Chris Froome’s victory in the Tour and the ousting of Pat McQuaid as director of the Union Cycliste Internationale. Even without Armstrong, the Tour will roll on— its gigantic entourage includes more than 200 racers, 450 journalists, 260 cameramen, 2,400 support vehicles carrying 4,500 people, and a seven-mile-long publicity caravan. It remains one of the most-watched annual sporting events on television and a global commercial juggernaut. In Selling the Yellow Jersey, Eric Reed examines the Tour’s development in France as well as the event’s global athletic, cultural, and commercial influences. The race is the crown jewel of French cycling, and at first the newspapers that owned the Tour were loath to open up their monopoly on coverage to state-owned television. However, the opportunity for huge payoffs prevailed, and France tapped into global networks of spectatorship, media, business, athletes, and exchanges of expertise and personnel. In the process, the Tour helped endow world cycling with a particularly French character, culture, and structure, while providing proof that globalization was not merely a form of Americanization, imposed on a victimized world. Selling the Yellow Jersey explores the behind-the-scenes growth of the Tour, while simultaneously chronicling France’s role as a dynamic force in the global arena.

Against Global Capitalism

... neolibrealism triumphant , the international financial institutions ( IFIs ) , the
World Bank and the International Monetary ... countries have been forced into
auctioning off their water utilities to the highest - bidding multinational
corporations .

Author: E. Osei Kwadwo Prempeh

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754647645

Category: Political Science

Page: 189

View: 961

The fundamental challenge of democratizing globalization by opening up spaces for democratic participation beyond the state is addressed in this study. With a careful selection of case studies, the volume is ideal for classroom use and library reference.

Antitrust and Global Capitalism 1930 2004

The argument is that each nation's bureaucrats and legal–economic experts
implemented cartel and trade policies which held U.S. multinational corporations
accountable to either liberal-democratic or fascist images of capitalism. In all four

Author: Tony A. Freyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139455583

Category: History


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The international spread of antitrust suggested the historical process shaping global capitalism. By the 1930s, Americans feared that big business exceeded the government's capacity to impose accountability, engendering the most aggressive antitrust campaign in history. Meanwhile, big business had emerged to varying degrees in liberal Britain, Australia and France, Nazi Germany, and militarist Japan. These same nations nonetheless expressly rejected American-style antitrust as unsuited to their cultures and institutions. After World War II, however, governments in these nations - as well as the European Community - adopted workable antitrust regimes. By the millennium antitrust was instrumental to the clash between state sovereignty and globalization. What ideological and institutional factors explain the global change from opposing to supporting antitrust? Addressing this question, this book throws new light on the struggle over liberal capitalism during the Great Depression and World War II, the postwar Allied occupations of Japan and Germany, the reaction against American big-business hegemony during the Cold War, and the clash over globalization and the WTO.

Global Capitalism Culture and Ethics

ITT, a massive international conglomerate, was worried that Allende would soon
expropriate its operations in Chile. ... Due to this unfortunate legacy, it is easy to
understand why multinationals have been stigmatized in the past as agents of ...

Author: Richard Spinello

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135015260

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 203

Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine in 2014! This book aims to deepen the student’s understanding of the complex ethical challenges that businesses face in an increasingly globalized world. As the world moves towards greater interdependence, it has been demonstrated that globalization is linked to economic growth. This raises a critical question: as a key player in fostering economic growth, how does the multinational corporation function as a moral agent? Global Capitalism, Culture, and Ethics offers a sophisticated analysis of theoretical ethical issues such as universalism versus pluralism; the connection between law and morality; the validity of a corporate social agenda; and the general parameters of moral responsibilities for multinational corporations. With these foundational issues addressed, the book proceeds to analyze a number of specific controversies such as the proper scope of political activism, disinvestment, environmental sustainability, and responsible sourcing from low wage countries. The analysis of globalization is not confined to a treatment of the moral obligations of multinational corporations, but also reviews the history of global capitalism, the interdependence between governments and multinational corporations, and the beneficial and harmful effects of globalization on social welfare. Weaving together themes from economics, history, philosophy, and law, this book allows the reader to appreciate globalization from multiple perspectives. Its theoretical cogency and uncompromising clarity make it a rewarding read for students interested in issues of ethics and globalization.