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The History of Multinational Enterprise

Mira Wilkins

in Oxford Handbook of International Business

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241828
eISBN:
9780191596834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241821.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The literature on the history of multinational enterprises (MNEs) is reviewed in sections. These cover general works, case studies, industry studies, diplomatic history and the history of public ... More


The Phenomenon of the Multinational Enterprise Group

Irit Mevorach

in Insolvency within Multinational Enterprise Groups

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199544721
eISBN:
9780191705564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544721.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

The significant phenomenon of multinational enterprise group (MEG) may come about using different structures and organizational patterns. This chapter first discusses the emergence and growth of the ... More


Oxford Handbook of International Business

Alan M. Rugman and Thomas L. Brewer (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241828
eISBN:
9780191596834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241821.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This handbook synthesizes all the relevant literature on international business over the last forty years in 28 original chapters by the world's most distinguished scholars. The coverage is split ... More


Multinational Enterprises and Foreign Direct Investment Policy: Theory and Issues

Thomas L. Brewer and Stephen Young

in The Multilateral Investment System and Multinational Enterprises

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293156
eISBN:
9780191684951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293156.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

The multinational enterprise is an enterprise which owns, controls, and manages value-adding activities in more than one country. It engages in production and/or service activities across national ... More


Control: Codes and the Obligations of Multinational Enterprises (Late 1960s–Early 1980s)

Thomas L. Brewer and Stephen Young

in The Multilateral Investment System and Multinational Enterprises

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293156
eISBN:
9780191684951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293156.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter presents an overview of the expansion of foreign direct investment and the new international economic order in the late 1960s and early 1980s. It describes two recommendations concerning ... More


The Key Literature on IB Activities: 1960–2000

John H. Dunning

in Oxford Handbook of International Business

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241828
eISBN:
9780191596834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241821.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The main thrust and content are considered of two influential strands of the international business (IB) literature. The first examines the development of scholarly thought on the determinants of ... More


Sovereignty@Bay: Globalization, Multinational Enterprise, and the International Political System

Stephen J. Kobrin

in Oxford Handbook of International Business

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241828
eISBN:
9780191596834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241821.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The impact of the multinational enterprise (MNE) on sovereignty, autonomy, and control is addressed. It is argued that the mainstream literature of the sovereignty at bay era (which followed the ... More


Concepts

Geoffrey Jones

in Multinationals and Global Capitalism: From the Nineteenth to the Twenty First Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199272099
eISBN:
9780191602184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272093.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter begins with a brief explanation on the aims of this book, and followed by an overview of its five parts. It then presents definitions of concepts used throughout this volume. These cover ... More


The Multinational Enterprise as an Organization

D. Eleanor Westney and Srilata Zaheer

in Oxford Handbook of International Business

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241828
eISBN:
9780191596834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241821.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Changing models of multinational enterprise (MNE) organization over the last three decades of the twentieth century are surveyed and their theoretical underpinnings examined. The potential of these ... More


Methodological Contributions in International Business and the Direction of Academic Research Activity

Bruce Kogut

in Oxford Handbook of International Business

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241828
eISBN:
9780191596834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241821.003.0027
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Research in international business has contributed its own methodological designs that serve as templates for subsequent efforts. This chapter first briefly documents three contributions: Raymond ... More


Theories of the Multinational Enterprise

Jean‐François Hennart

in Oxford Handbook of International Business

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241828
eISBN:
9780191596834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241821.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

A critical survey is presented of some of the theories that have been used to explain why multinational enterprises (MNEs) exist, with special emphasis on the transaction costs/internalization ... More


Strategy and Management in MNE Subsidiaries

Julian Birkinshaw

in Oxford Handbook of International Business

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241828
eISBN:
9780191596834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241821.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The first part of this chapter is a selective review of the last thirty years of literature on multinational enterprise (MNE) subsidiaries, which aims to provide a roadmap of the field by ... More


Taxes, Transfer Pricing, and the Multinational Enterprise

Lorraine Eden

in Oxford Handbook of International Business

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241828
eISBN:
9780191596834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241821.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

An outline is given of the complex issue of transfer pricing (the cross‐border intra‐firm transactions between related parties), as seen by multinational enterprises (MNE) managers and by governments ... More


Insolvency within Multinational Enterprise Groups

Irit Mevorach

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199544721
eISBN:
9780191705564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544721.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Insolvency within multinational enterprise groups (MEGs) raises complex issues due to the foreign elements of the case and the multiplicity of debtors. The key problem is deciding to what extent and ... More


Multinational Enterprises and Public Policy

Alan M. Rugman and Alain Verbeke

in Oxford Handbook of International Business

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241828
eISBN:
9780191596834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241821.003.0028
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Representative literature, since 1970, on the broad topic of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and public policy towards them, is reviewed. The efficiency aspects of MNEs and public policy are ... More


Location, Competitiveness, and the Multinational Enterprise

Alan M. Rugman and Alain Verbeke

in Oxford Handbook of International Business

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241828
eISBN:
9780191596834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241821.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

An overview is given of the key insights, resulting from recent international business research on the interactions between location advantages and the competitiveness of multinational enterprises ... More


Multinational Enterprises and the Knowledge Economy: Leveraging Global Practices

Örjan Sölvell and Julian Birkinshaw

in Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250011
eISBN:
9780191596216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250014.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

After an introduction, this chapter has five main sections. Sections (2) and (3) provide a brief review of the existing literature on the knowledge‐based economy, and on the forces for globalization ... More


The Multilateral Investment System and Multinational Enterprises

Thomas L. Brewer and Stephen Young

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293156
eISBN:
9780191684951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293156.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

The multinational enterprise has been one of the foremost economic, political, and social influences in the world economy for many decades. As its role and influence have grown, so has the regime of ... More


Strategy and the Multinational Enterprise

Stephen B. Tallman and George S. Yip

in Oxford Handbook of International Business

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241828
eISBN:
9780191596834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241821.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

A strategy analysis framework is used to examine the key strategic issues facing multinational enterprises (MNEs). The strategic analysis process is first reviewed, and then issues of international ... More


International Financial Management and Multinational Enterprises

Michael Bowe and James W. Dean

in Oxford Handbook of International Business

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241828
eISBN:
9780191596834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241821.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

A selective, critical survey is provided of the academic literature on the financial management policy of multinational enterprises (MNEs). The focus of much of the current research is the two major ... More


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