Multinational Enterprise and Economic Analysis

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 26, 1996 - Business & Economics - 322 pages
Multinational Enterprise and Economic Analysis surveys the contributions that economic analysis has made to our understanding of why multinational enterprises exist and what consequences they have for the workings of the national and international economies. Covering both theories and tests of hypotheses, and synthesizing material from social science and applied disciplines, Professor Caves develops the logic behind public policies that affects multinational enterprises. The book has been completely updated to cover contributions appearing through mid-1994 and remains the only survey volume to draw equally on analytical contributions of both economics and business administration bearing on the multinational firm.
 

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Contents

The multinational enterprise as an economic organization
1
11 Horizontal multiplant enterprises and the MNE
2
12 Vertically integrated MNEs
13
13 Portfolio diversification and the diversified MNE
19
14 Summary
23
The MNE and models of international economic activity
24
22 The choice between exporting and foreign direct investment
27
23 Foreign investment and resource allocation in the world economy
36
62 Longterm financing decisions and financialasset markets
140
63 Foreignexchange rates shortterm transactions and financial reporting
150
64 MNE finance and public policy
157
65 Summary
160
Technology and productivity
162
72 International transfer of technology
166
73 Generalequilibrium and welfare aspects
175
74 Summary
186

24 Distribution of foreign investment among countries
46
25 Summary
54
Organization and growth of the MNE
57
32 Organizational structure
63
new venture or acquisition?
69
34 Joint ventures and other agreements between firms
73
35 Summary
81
Patterns of market competition
83
42 Market behavior with MNEs present
90
43 Competition policy and national welfare
97
44 Vertically integrated MNEs and competition for resource rents
101
45 Summary
108
Income distribution and labor relations
110
short run and long run
115
53 Labormanagement relations and collective bargaining
123
54 Summary
131
Investment behavior and financial flows
133
61 Capital formation and foreign direct investment flows
134
Taxation MNEs behavior and economic welfare
189
82 Tax conventions and national welfare
194
empirical patterns
200
84 Effects of taxation on MNEs behavior
204
85 Summary
212
Multinationals in developing countries
214
91 Determinants of MNEs activities
215
92 Effects on economic development
224
93 Thirdworld multinationals
238
94 Summary
241
Public policy
243
a behavioral approach
249
103 International regulation
257
104 Summary
259
Bibliography
261
Name index
307
Subject index
318
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