Multinational firms and impacts on employment, trade, and technology : new perspectives for a new century / edited by Robert E. Lipsey and Jean-Louis Mucchielli.

1st ed.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
1 online resource (289 p.)


Studies in global competition. [More in this series]
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For decades governments, politicians, and trade unions have feared that firms investing abroad involved a loss of employment and a decline in wages for the home country, the implied assumption being that global production and consumption are somehow fixed. Similarly, research on multinational firms has tended to present them as having a number of alternatives - export, licensing or foreign direct investment - for the exploitation of fixed foreign markets.In reality, the complex relationships between parent companies and their foreign affiliates must be examined very carefully and with the
This book is the first volume of a collection of selected papers from a conference held in la Sorbonne, Paris--Introd.
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  • Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of contributors; Introduction; Multinational firms, international production and home employment; Foreign production by US firms and parent firm employment; Foreign direct investment and employment: home country experience in Italy; Multinational firms and international trade: FDI and export, FDI and intra-firm trade; Relationships between trade and FDI flows within two panels of US and French industries; Intra-firm trade and foreign direct investment: an empirical analysis of French firms
  • Foreign investment transactions and international trade linkagesIntra-firm trade and market structure; Multinational firms, linkages and spillovers effects; Linkages, multinationals and industrial development; Local procurement by Japanese manufacturing affiliates abroad; Multinational firms, structure and diffusion of technology and innovation: how globalization is structured; The effectiveness of intellectual property rights: an exploration of French survey data; The innovative activities of multinational firms in Italy
  • Innovative strategies and know-how flows in international companies: some evidence from Belgian manufacturingForeign direct investment as a technology sourcing strategy: the case of Korean multinationals; Index
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