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Alan M. Rugman and Thomas L. Brewer

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199241828

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199241821.001.0001

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Theories of the Multinational Enterprise

Theories of the Multinational Enterprise

(p.127) Chapter 5 Theories of the Multinational Enterprise
Oxford Handbook of International Business

Jean‐François Hennart (Contributor Webpage)

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A critical survey is presented of some of the theories that have been used to explain why multinational enterprises (MNEs) exist, with special emphasis on the transaction costs/internalization approach. The first part of the chapter discusses early capital flow and industrial organization theories in the evolution of the MNE. The second part focuses on transaction costs/internalization theories, which are now dominant theories of the MNE.

Keywords:   capital flow, industrial organization, internalization, international business, multinational enterprises, theory, transaction costs

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