The Strategic Development of Multinationals: Subsidiaries and Innovation by M. PapanastassiouThe Strategic Development of Multinationals: Subsidiaries and Innovation by M. Papanastassiou

The Strategic Development of Multinationals: Subsidiaries and Innovation

byM. Papanastassiou, R. Pearce

Hardcover | October 21, 2009

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The chapters in this book provide detailed analyses of a range of issues that feed into an overview of the strategic development of the MNE over the past 40 years. This modeled as the evolution of the MNE from a multidomestic hierarchy to a network hierarchy to the contemporary strategic diversity of the heterarchy. The extensive range of empirical and conceptual analysis covers the strategic roles and competitive evolution of subsidiaries; the positioning of R&D labs of MNEs; how MNEs' R&D and product development programmes relate to, and affect the performance of, countries' national systems of innovation; the ways in which dispersed subsidiaries and labs now work to support both the effective use of current competitive technologies and the generation of new sources of competitiveness for global firms. An underlying theme of the book, that is also developed conceptually, is how the global operations of MNEs involve selective involvement with national economies and the implications of this for globalization and economic development.
ROBERT PEARCE is Professor of International Business; University of Reading. He has published extensively in the areas of International Business and Economics .His current research interests are in the global strategies of MNEs, their creation and application of technology, and the application of these aspects of MNEs' behaviour to iss...
Title:The Strategic Development of Multinationals: Subsidiaries and InnovationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:250 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.8 inPublished:October 21, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230551335

ISBN - 13:9780230551336


Table of Contents

Subsidiaries, Innovation and the Strategic Development of Multinationals; M.Papanastassiou & R.Pearce Creative Transition and the Role of MNE Subsidiaries in Host-country Industrialisation; R.Pearce & M.Papanastassiou Strategic Internalisation and the Growth of the Multinational Firm; R.Pearce , M.Papanastassiou & F.Filippaios Technology Sourcing in Multinational Enterprises and the Roles of Subsidiaries: an Empirical Investigation; D.Manolopoulos , M.Papanastassiou & R.Pearce Strategic Heterogeneity and MNEs' Investments in the Integrating European Economy; D.Dimitropoulou , R.Pearce & M.Papanastassiou To "Almost See the World": Hierarchy and Strategy in Hymer's View of the Multinational; R.Pearce & M.Papanastassiou Individualism and Interdependence in the Technological Development of MNEs: the Strategic Positioning of R&D in Overseas Subsidiaries; M.Papanastassiou & R.Pearce Multinationals and National Systems of Innovation: Strategy and Policy Issues; R.Pearce & M.Papanastassiou Internalisation and Individualism : MNE Laboratories' R&D Collaborations; R.Pearce & M.Papanastassiou Funding Sources and the Strategic Roles of Decentralised R&D in Multinationals; M.Papanastassiou & R.Pearce Globalisation of Technology and the Movement of Scientific Personnel in Multinational Enterprises in Europe; M.Papanastassiou , R.Pearce & G.Anastassopoulos Multinationals and Economic Performance in the Era of Globalisation; R.Pearce & M.Papanastassiou