Multinational Business Review

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 3, 2011

A Note on "Supply Chain Capability as a Determinant of FDI"
This note is in response to the study by [1] Alam and Bagchi (2011), wherein these authors argue how foreign direct investment (FDI) is impacted by location-based advantages in relation to the production and logistic environment of a country. The authors...
A Review of Alam and Bagchi's "Supply Chain Capability as a Determinant of FDI"
It is easy to accept [2] Alam and Baghchi's (2011) paper as providing evidence that supply chain management capabilities can influence foreign direct investment (FDI) actions. It also supports arguments that horizontal and vertical FDI respond differently...
Methodological Issues in the Measurement of Multinationality of US Firms
1 Introduction A critical nexus of research is the interaction between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and the geography of globalization. A rich literature has examined the organizational structures between parent MNEs and their overseas subsidiaries....
Supply Chain Capability as a Determinant of FDI
1 Introduction Globalization of markets and supply bases and a lowering of barriers to investment have led to an increase in internationalization of production. While historically, multinational enterprises (MNEs) tended to treat each national market...
The Home-Region Orientation of Spanish Exporting Firms
1 Introduction Some scholars have put forward the importance of studying a new group of multinationals that have become formidable international competitors during the last two decades without following established patterns. As has been reviewed by [25]...
The Rate of Penetration by Multinationals into Emerging Markets: Evidence from BRIC
1 Introduction Rapidly industrializing economies with large markets are an attractive target for multinationals with strong brands. A large population with increased disposable incomes, strong growth in many market segments and weak domestic competitors...
The Strategic Development of Subsidiaries in Regional Trade Blocs
1 Introduction An important driver of the globalisation (or regionalisation) process is greater openness in trade and foreign direct investment (FDI), which leads multinational corporations (MNCs) to exploit and extend their firm-specific advantages...
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