Multinational Corporations And Foreign Direct Investment : Avoiding Simplicity, Embracing Complexity (Paperback)

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) and multinational corporations (MNCs)--for better and worse--play a large and growing role in shaping our world. The integrating thesis of this book is the inevitability of heterogeneity in FDI and MNCs and, accordingly, the imperative of disaggregation. Large
companies doing business on a global basis increasingly dominate the production and marketing of the world's goods and services. The importance of these companies continues to grow while the debate about their nature and effects remains mired in a long-standing stalemate couched in strong black and
white terms. Stephen D. Cohen seeks to reconcile this impasse by analyzing multinational corporations and foreign direct investment in an eclectic, nuanced manner. The core thesis is that an accurate understanding of the nature and impact of these phenomena comes from acknowledging the dominance of
heterogeneity, perceptions, and ambiguity and the paucity of universal truths. This approach should contribute significantly to both a better academic understanding and a more productive policy debate of an increasingly important element of the world economy.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780195179361
SKU 202949119
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0195179366
Release Date 6/20/2011
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0384
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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