Managing the Global Firm (RLE International Business), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1135134928
  • ISBN-13: 9781135134921
  • DDC: 658.049
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 4 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This volume assesses the situation for multinationals at the beginning of the 1990s, bringing together contributions from academics recognized as world leaders in the field and from practitioners with wide experience in international management. Drawing on perspectives from Europe, the USA and Japan, the contributors outline the shape of the global firm of the future. They focus squarely on the development of the corporation as a whole, rather than on the narrow management of individual foreign subsidiaries, and they also explore the specific implications for areas such as strategic planning systems, financial management, information systems and R & D management.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
Introduction: The Changing Agenda for Researchers and Practitioners.
1: Conceptions of Global Management.
2: Action in Hierarchies — New Approaches to Managing the MNC.
3: International Sequential Advantages and Network Flexibility.
4: Managing Globalization as a Self-Renewing Process: Experiences of Japanese MNCs.
5: Organizing for World-Wide Advantage.
6: Management of Multinational Processes and Systems.
7: Control, Change, and Flexibility: The Dilemma of Transnational Collaboration.
8: Effective Strategic Planning Processes in the Multinational Corporation.
9: New Information Systems and the Changing Structure of MNCs.
10: Rediscovering Functions in the MNC: The Role of Expertise in Firms’ Responses to Shifting Exchange Rates.
11: Innovation and R&D in the MNC.
12: Managing Innovation in the Transnational Corporation.
13: International Decentralization of R&D – the Organizational Challenges.
14: Internal and External Linkages in the MNC: The Case of R&D Subsidiaries in Japan.
15: The Concepts in Use.
16: Research on Managing the Multinational Company – A Practitioner's Experiences.
17: Building a Dynamic Intelligent Network: Lessons from the Telecommunications Revolution for the MNC Organization of the Future.