Multinational Enterprise and Economic Analysis

ISBN-10: 052167753X

ISBN-13: 9780521677530

Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Richard E. Caves
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Description: This third edition surveys the contributions that economic analysis has made to our understanding of why multinational enterprises exist and what consequences they have for the workings of the national and international economies.

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Book details

List price: $51.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 402
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
The Multinational Enterprise as an Economic Organization
Horizontal Multiplant Enterprises and the MNE
Vertically Integrated MNEs
Portfolio Diversification and the Diversified MNE
Summary
The MME and Models of International Economic Activity
Foreign Direct investment and International Capital Flows
Exporting or Foreign Direct Investment?
Foreign Investment and Resource Allocation in the World Economy
Distribution of Foreign Investment Among Countries
Summary
Organization and Growth of the MNE
Expansion of the Firm
Organizational Structure
Effects of Organization: New Venture or Acquisition?
Joint Ventures or Other Agreement Between Firms?
Summary
Patterns of Market Competition
Foreign Investment and Oligopoly
Market Behavior with MNEs Present
Competition Policy and National Welfare
Vertically Integrated MNEs and Competition for Resource Rents
Summary
Income Distribution and Labor Relations
Income Distribution in General Equilibrium
Employment and Wages: Short Run and Long Run
Labor-Management Relations and Collective Bargaining
Summary
Investment Behavior and Financial Flows
Capital Formation and Foreign Direct Investment Flows
Long-Term Financing Decisions and Financial-Asset Markets
Foreign-Exchange Rates, Short-Term Transactions
Summary
Technology and Productivity
The MNE as Producer of Technical Knowledge
Licensing or Foreign Direct Investment?
General-Equilibrium and Welfare Aspects
Knowledge Stocks and Spillovers
Summary
Taxation, MNEs' Behavior, and Economic Welfare
Corporation Income Taxes, Market Distortions, and World Welfare
Tax Conventions and National Welfare
National Tax Policies: Empirical Patterns
Effects of Taxation on MNEs' Behavior
Summary
Multinationals in Developing Countries and Economies in Transition
Determinants of MNEs' Activities
Effects on Economic Development
Third-World Multinationals
Economies in Transition
Summary
Public Policy
National and International Welfare
National Policies: A Behavioral Approach
International Regulation
Summary
Bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index
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