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Multinationals and Global CapitalismFrom the Nineteenth to the Twenty First Century$
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Geoffrey Jones

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199272099

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199272093.001.0001

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Managing multinationals

Managing multinationals

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(p.166) 7 Managing multinationals
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Multinationals and Global Capitalism
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199272093.003.0007

The organisational history of multinationals involved a constant search for the most effective means to control and benefit from cross-border operations. Variants of the multinational, international, global, and even transnational organisational forms coexisted as firms sought ways to achieve efficiency, local responsiveness, and knowledge transfer. Forms varied widely between industries, and within industries.

Keywords:   multinationals, organisational management, organisational forms, efficiency, local responsiveness, knowledge transfer

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