Networks and Location

Organizing the Diversified Multinational Corporation for Value Creation

  • Authors
  • Anthony¬†Goerzen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Anthony Goerzen
    Pages 78-88
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 89-152

About this book


Based on data from Japan, the book examines the combined effect of product, geographic, and network diversity on multinational enterprise performance. A new measure for geographic scope is developed, one that considers the related elements of international asset dispersion and country environment diversity. The book also introduces a new concept of network diversity, and examines how it is strategically linked to performance. Perhaps most importantly, the book is able to empirically and theoretically demonstrate that a larger, more diverse network of alliances is not necessarily a good idea. These are important findings, with far reaching implications for practice and theory.


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