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Elements of Multinational Strategy

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  • The author is a well known scholar from Sauder School of Business, Strategy and Business Economics Division, University of British Columbia. He holds the HSBC Professorship of Asian Commerce and has published numerous articles on international business during the last years

  • Other textbooks currently available often have a chapter on trade theory and another on manufacturing locations, a chapter on foreign direct investment and a chapter on multinational strategies. This is not only repetitive but it gives the impression that management decisions are not directly linked to economic analysis

  • Aims to merge managerial decision making in the internationally oriented firm with the conceptual tools provided by international economics

  • Highly unique as well as very promising conception

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XII
  2. Gains from Trade

    Pages 25-37
  3. Factor Advantages

    Pages 39-53
  4. Trade Costs

    Pages 55-74
  5. Trade Rules

    Pages 75-93
  6. Market Adaptation

    Pages 95-110
  7. Multinational Formation

    Pages 111-131
  8. Internalization

    Pages 133-148
  9. Competitive Interactions

    Pages 149-166
  10. Foreign Exchange Risk

    Pages 167-180
  11. Political Risk

    Pages 181-188
  12. International Taxation

    Pages 189-201
  13. Expatriate Assignment

    Pages 203-208

About this book

This book on international business merges managerial decision-making in with the conceptual tools provided by international economics. It integrates the theoretical study of international trade and foreign direct investment with the actual strategic and operational decisions of exporters and multinational enterprises. The book first covers some basic material on exchange rates that is essential for understanding all types of international business transactions. It then focuses on trade, first analyzing the gains from trade and then enumerating the many costs of cross-border goods and service transactions and identifies four essential elements of a multinational strategy: factor advantages, trade costs, scale economies, and market sizes. In addition, the volume covers issues of central importance to firms that invest overseas: political risk, taxation, and expatriate assignment.

Keywords

  • Change
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Globalization
  • International Business
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • Multinational Enterprise
  • Multinational Enterprises
  • business

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

    Keith Head

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eBook USD 89.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-540-44766-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 119.99
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Hardcover Book USD 119.99
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