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The Regional Multinationals: MNEs and "Global" Strategic Management

The Regional Multinationals: MNEs and "Global" Strategic Management

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Alan M. Rugman
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 1/5/2001
EAN 9780521603614, ISBN10: 0521603617

Paperback, 290 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 1.7 cm
Language: English

Although many firms label themselves 'global', very few can back this up with truly global sales and operations. In The Regional Multinationals Alan Rugman examines first-hand data from multinationals and finds that most multinationals are strongly regional, with international operations in their home regions of North America, the US or Asia. Only a tiny proportion of the world's top 500 companies actually sell the same product and deliver the same services around the world. Rugman exposes the facts behind the popular myths of doing business globally, explores a variety of regional models and offers an authoritative agenda for future business strategy. The Regional Multinationals is the essential resource for all academics and students in International Business, Organization and Strategic Management, as well as those with an interest in finding out how multinationals really work in practice and how future strategy must respond.

List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction
2. Regional multinationals
the data
3. Two regional strategy frameworks
4. Regional and global strategies of multinational enterprises
5. Retail multinationals
6. Banking multinationals
7. Pharmaceutical and chemical multinationals
8. Automobile multinationals
9. Profits of leading multinational enterprises
10. Analysis of the regional and global strategies of large firms
11. Regional multinationals and government policy
12. Regional multinationals
the new research agenda
Appendix. The 500 companies with the triad percent sales, alphabetical, 2001
Company notes
Case references
Academic references
Author index
General index.