The Multinational Enterprise and the Emergence of the Global Factory, by Buckley, Peter J.
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- ISBN: 9781137402363 | 1137402369
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 11/21/2014
The Multinational Enterprise and the Emergence of the Global Factory brings together research papers on three of the most important empirical and theoretical issues in the global economy. The first is the rise of the 'global factory', the dispersed network controlled by the multinational enterprise (MNE) consisting of a constellation of linked entities, orchestrated by the local firm. The second section of the book examines the growth of foreign direct investment (FDI) from emerging economies. These economies, particularly China and India, are a growing and significant source of FDI in the world economy, therefore deeming a thorough exploration. The third part looks at key recent developments in the theory of international business which are the institutional approach to FDI and the MNE, and the increasing integration of geographical and spatial concepts into international business theory. The fourth and final section ends the collection by examining UNCTAD's World Investment Report (WIR) over its first 20 years.