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International Business and Government Relations in the 21st Century

International Business and Government Relations in the 21st Century

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Cambridge University Press, 9/8/2005
EAN 9780521850025, ISBN10: 0521850029

Hardcover, 542 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 3 cm
Language: English

Originally published in 2005, this book offers an outlook on relations between national governments and multinational companies that provides broad coverage of the key issues likely to determine that relationship during the twenty-first century. From the perspective of the company decision maker concerned with national regulation and incentive policies, to the host government policymaker in an emerging market, to the home government policymaker in a Triad country, each dimension is considered and analysed in light of the others. As well, additional stakeholders such as labour groups, shareholders, non-governmental organisations, local governments, and regional organisations are discussed and their impacts on the relationship are evaluated.

Introduction Robert Grosse
Part I. History and Theories of Analysis of Government-Business Relations
1. The relevance of the early literature on business-government relations for the early 21st century Jean Boddewyn
2. Institutional reform, FDI, and European transition economies John Dunning
3. Corporate governance in the global economy
national diversity or international convergence? Lee Preston
4. Revisiting rival states
is the new diplomacy still triangular? John Stopford
Part II. The Shifting Government-Business Partnership
5. International business and government relations in central and eastern Europe Klaus Meyer and Camilla Jensen
6. Global warming in the 21st century
new issues for business strategy, government policy and research on business-government relations Thomas Brewer
7. Evolution of business-government relation in the culture contents industry Dong-Song Cho
8. Multinational enterprise as public authority
the blurring of the line between state and market Steve Kobrin
9. The role of direct private foreign investment in developing countries
the judo trick Paul Streeten
Part III. Bargaining Theory and the Obsolescing Bargain
10. Revisiting the obsolescing bargain Lorraine Eden, Stephanie Lenway, and Doug Schuler
11. Bargaining theory in the 21st century Robert Grosse
12. Shifts in Chinese government policies on inbound FDI Yadong Luo
13. Has the obsolescing bargain obsolesced? Negotiating with foreign investors Alvin G. Wint
Part IV. Host and Home Government Points of View
14. Global regulatory convergence
the case of intellectual property rights Ravi Ramamurti
15. Regional multinationals and government policy
the end of multilateralism Alan Rugman
16. How will third world countries welcome foreign direct investment in the 21st century Stefan H. Robock
17. Assessing government policies for business competitiveness in emerging market economies
an institutional approach Dennis Rondinelli
18. Protecting foreign investors in the developing world
a shift in U.S. policy in the 1990s? Louis T. Wells
Conclusions
Bibliography

'With a virtual who's-who from the field of international business-government relations, this volume analyzes complementary and antagonistic interactions between firms and governments. Rich in new detail, but grounded in a thorough historical appreciation of the literature, this work will appeal to academics and practitioners in developed and developing countries alike.' Theodore H. Moran, Marcus Wallenberg Professor of International Business and Finance, Georgetown University 'Robert Grosse, who is one of the leading authorities on relations between multinational enterprises and governments, has done a great service to the academic and managerial communities by bringing together the perspectives of some of the finest researchers on this extremely important topic ...This book is required reading for researchers and managers interested in gaining a nuanced appreciation of multinational-government relations, while academics and doctoral students will come to rely on it as a handy reference book.' Sushil Vachani, Associate Professor of Strategy Policy and Faculty Director, DBA Program, Boston University 'This book defines the terms of reference for exploring the relationship between international companies and governments in the early 21st century. It revisits the idea that the relationship really involves more actors than just national governments and multinational companies - local governments, employees, pressure groups, and others are highly relevant stakeholders whose perspectives need to be considered in setting strategy and policy.' Karl P. Sauvant, Director, Division on Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development, UNCTAD