Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Enterprise by MIT Press Ltd (Hardback, 2008)
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- DescriptionThe multinational firm and its main vehicle, foreign direct investment, are key forces in ecomic globalization. Their importance to the world ecomy can be seen in the fact that since 1990 foreign direct investment has grown more rapidly than the world GDP and world trade. Despite this, the causes and consequences of multinational firm activity are little understood and until recently relatively unexamined in the theoretical literature. This CESifo volume fills this gap, examining the multinational enterprise (MNE) and foreign direct investment (FDI) from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. In the theoretical chapters, leading scholars take a wide range of modern analytical approaches--from new growth and trade theories to new ecomic geography, industrial organization, and game theory. Taking current theoretical work on MNE and FDI as a starting point and aiming to extend the existing theoretical framework, the contributors consider such topics as investment liberalization and firm location, tax competition, and welfare consequences of FDI and outsourcing. The empirical chapters test several of the key hypotheses of recent theoretical work on MNE and FDI, examining topics that include productivity effects on Italian MNEs, the different effects of outsourcing in Austria and Poland, location decisions of MNEs in the European Union, and other topics. ContributorsOscar Amerighi, Bruce A. Blonigen, Steven Brakman, Davide Castellani, Ronald B. Davies, Alan V. Deardorff, Fabrice Defever, Harry Garretsen, Anders N. Hoffman, Andzelika Lorentowicz, James R. Markusen, Charles van Marrewijk, Dalia Marin, James R. Marukusen, Alireza Naghavi, Helen T. Naughton, Giorgio Barba Navaretti, J. Peter Neary, Gianmarco Ottavia, Alexander Raubold, Glen R. WaddellSteven Brakman is Professor of Globalization in the Faculty of Ecomics at the University of Groningen. Harry Garretsen is Professor of International Ecomics at the Utrecht School of Ecomics, Utrecht University.
- Author BiographyNathan Glazer, a Fellow of the American Academysince 1969, has written extensively on issuesof ethnicity and race in American society. He isprofessor of sociology and education emeritus atHarvard University.
- PublisherMIT Press Ltd
- Date of Publication09/05/2008
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Series TitleCESifo Seminar Series
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass.
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMIT Press
- Content Note34 figures, 36 tables
- Weight567 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byHarry Garretsen,Steven Brakman
- Interest AgeFrom 18
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