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Bargaining with Multinationals : The Investment of Siemens and Nissan in North-East England - Henry Loewendahl

Bargaining with Multinationals

The Investment of Siemens and Nissan in North-East England

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In Bargaining with Multinationals , Loewendahl scrutinises the relationship between multinational companies, regional development and governments, using an international political economy framework of bargaining between government and multinationals. He critically analyses the role of foreign investment in economic development, and examines how governments can link inward investment to regional economic development. Based on extensive use of data, interviews and case studies of Siemens and Nissan's UK investment, the book shows why MNCs have invested in the UK in the past, how they bargained with the government, and what the impact was on the national and regional economies. In particular, through linking the strategy of multinationals to the location advantages of the UK, it is argued that labour flexibility and incentives were crucial to investment decisions. Loewendahl recommends a framework to integrate endogenous and exogenous approaches to developments; and proposes a greater role for the region and the EU to control incentives and monitor multinationals.

Introduction
Globalisation of Production Technology and Innovation
Theoretical Approaches and Structural Changes
Foreign Direct Investment and Location Decision Making
Globalisation and Economic Development
The Bargaining Between Governments and MNCS
Government-MNC Relations
A Model of Government-MNC Bargaining
Nissan's Investment in the UK
Siemens' Investment in the UK
Inward Investment Policy and the Impact of an Economic Development
Inward Investment in the UK
Inward Investment in the UK Regions
Inward Investment and Regional Development in North East
England
Conclusions and Policy Recommendations
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ISBN: 9780333948132
ISBN-10: 0333948130
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 431
Published: 19th July 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.72
Edition Number: 1