Dragon Multinational: A New Model for Global Growth

Hardcover | January 15, 2002

byJohn A. Mathews

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The conventional view of globalization sees it as a process driven by giant firms from the Triad regions of North America, Europe, and Japan, shaping the world in their own image. This book contests such a view, describing the extraordinary success of a handful of multinationals from the"Periphery" in globalizing their operations extremely rapidly. Focusing on Acer, the Taiwanese IT company; the Hong Leong hotel group of Singapore; Ispat International in steel; Cemex of Mexico in cement; and Li and Fung from Hong Kong in contract manufacturing, Mathews demonstrates that these firmshave been able to utilize strategies of international linkage and leverage to accelerate their global coverage. He contends that they are pioneers of a new kind of global firm, indicators that the global business civilization being created in the 21st century is like to be pluralistic and diverse,offering unprecedented opportunities for firms that know how to enmesh themselves in global networks.

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The conventional view of globalization sees it as a process driven by giant firms from the Triad regions of North America, Europe, and Japan, shaping the world in their own image. This book contests such a view, describing the extraordinary success of a handful of multinationals from the"Periphery" in globalizing their operations extre...

John A. Matthews is at Maquarie University.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:January 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195121465

ISBN - 13:9780195121469

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Table of Contents

Acronyms1. Introduction: Globalization from the PeripheryPart I: The Arrival of Multinational Newcomers and Latecomers2. The New Zoology of the International Economy3. The Acer Group: A Dragon MultinationalPart II: Characteristics of the Global Latecomers4. Incremental Expansion with Rapid Global Coverage5. Strategic Innovation: Leapfrogging through Linkage, Leverage, and Learning6. Organizational Innovation: Building Global Reach through Cellular ClustersPart III: Comprehending the Impact of Global Latecomers7. An Alternative OLI Framework for Latecomers8. A Process-Oriented Account of Accelerated Internationalization9. Globalization and the Dragon MultinationalBibliographyIndex

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"This book is clearly a masterpiece on transnational corporations (TNCs) from developing economies and will remain so for many years to come. I will not hesitate even for a second to recommend this lucid and easy-to-read book at all students and practitioners of international business,strategic management, global political economy and development studies."--Henry Wai-chung Yeung, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, Transitional Corporations, May 2, 2002