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Multinational Corporations and Foreign Direct Investment: Avoiding Simplicity, Embracing Complexity

Stephen D. Cohen

Abstract

Foreign direct investment (FDI) and multinational corporations (MNCs) play a large and growing role in shaping our world, both economically and politically. Public and academic opinion has long been mired in an inconclusive debate as to whether these phenomena are beneficial things that should be encouraged or harmful things that need intensive governmental regulation. The integrating thesis of this book is that the question as to whether they are good or bad is the wrong question and is based on the fundamentally faulty premise that all foreign subsidiaries are essentially similar, i.e., MNCs ... More

Keywords: heterogeneity, perceptions, disaggregation, government regulation, foreign subsidiaries, world economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195179354
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179354.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen D. Cohen, author
The American University, Washington, D.C.

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