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Governance, Multinationals, and Growth : New Horizons in International Business Series - Lorraine Eden

Governance, Multinationals, and Growth

New Horizons in International Business Series

By: Lorraine Eden (Editor), Wendy Dobson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: January 2005
ISBN: 9781843769095
Number Of Pages: 400

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In "Governance, Multinationals and Growth", leading scholars celebrate and build upon the pioneering work of Edward Safarian on multinational enterprises and foreign direct investment. The book explores the linkages among multinationals and foreign direct investment, corporate and public governance, and economic growth. The contributors pay particular attention to emerging policy issues that include the behavior of individual governments, intergovernmental organizations and civil society. In addition, they address linkages among MNEs, their governance and economic growth, and generic policy realities (and innovations) in a small-to-medium-sized economy. The comprehensive coverage includes discussion of: the impacts of foreign ownership on productivity and growth; family controlled pyramidal groups and economic nationalism; trade liberalization, product diversification and FDI patterns; mergers and acquisitions as a form of FDI; uncertain market access, risk aversion and state subsidies as locational determinants within a free trade area; changes in the international policy environment facing multinationals; environmental investor - state disputes; and international economic policy issues facing small economies with large neighbors. This authoritative volume will be of great interest to scholars and students of foreign direct investment and multinational enterprises, as well as to government economists and policymakers tackling these issues.

Introduction and overviewp. 3
How to thrive in an international economyp. 16
Continental integration and foreign ownership of Canadian industry : a retrospective analysisp. 25
Who owns whom? : economic nationalism and family controlled pyramidal groups in Canadap. 44
Assessing international mergers and acquisitions as a mode of foreign direct investmentp. 68
Foreign ownership and total factor productivityp. 100
Factor price differences and multinational activityp. 125
FDI in an FTA with uncertain market accessp. 155
How do regional trade agreements affect intra-regional and inter-regional FDI?p. 176
Responses to trade liberalization : changes in product diversification in foreign- and domestic-controlled plantsp. 209
FDI and the international policy environment : back to the future? not quite!p. 249
Economic issues raised by NAFTA chapter 11 investor-to-state dispute settlement cases having environmental implicationsp. 272
Location incentives and inter-state competition for FDI : bidding wars in the automotive industryp. 297
Policy roundtable : life as neighbor to an economic giant - issues and optionsp. 325
Issues on governance, multinationals and growth : thoughts on method, policy and research suggested by the Festschrift papersp. 341
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ISBN: 9781843769095
ISBN-10: 1843769093
Series: New Horizons in International Business Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: January 2005
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.6 x 23.4  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.75