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Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy$
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John H. Dunning

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199250011

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199250014.001.0001

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Multinational Enterprises and the Knowledge Economy: Leveraging Global Practices

Multinational Enterprises and the Knowledge Economy: Leveraging Global Practices

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(p.82) 4 Multinational Enterprises and the Knowledge Economy: Leveraging Global Practices
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Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy
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Örjan Sölvell (Contributor Webpage)

Julian Birkinshaw (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199250014.003.0005

After an introduction, this chapter has five main sections. Sections (2) and (3) provide a brief review of the existing literature on the knowledge‐based economy, and on the forces for globalization and localization, with the purpose of explaining why the nature of the competitive challenge facing multinational enterprises (MNEs) is changing. Section (4) introduces the concept of global practices as a key driver of firm competitiveness in a knowledge economy. Sections (5) and (6) consider the implications of global practices, first in terms of the evolution of the MNE, and then in terms of the theory of the MNE.

Keywords:   globalization, knowledge‐based economy, leverage, localization, market competition, multinational enterprises

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