The Geography of Multinationals (RLE International Business), 1st Edition

  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1135124566
  • ISBN-13: 9781135124564
  • DDC: 338.6042
  • 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

  • Price:  Sign in for price



Through a series of international case studies, the nature and the geographical implications of the development of multinational corporations is examined. The volume concentrates on the latter Post-War period of corporate restructuring and readjustment in response to world-wide recession in the mid-1980s.

The volume is divided into two parts. In the first each of the chapters considers a particular aspect of the problem of how multinational corporations have developed. In the second part the chapters consider different aspects of the economic and social impacts of these corporations. The common theme that links all the papers is their emphasis on careful historical analysis of different forms of spatial organisation and their transformation into other, different forms.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Spatial Development Sequences of Multinational Corporations.
2: Introduction.
3: Models of Corporate Development and the Multinational Corporation.
4: Testing Dependency Theory: A Case Study of Brazil's Electrical Industry.
5: The Inter-regional Distribution of West German Multinationals in the United Kingdom.
6: The Changing International Division of Labour Within ICI.
7: The Geographical Pattern of the Australian Trading Banks' Overseas Representation.
8: The Geographical Ramifications of Multinational Corporations.
9: Introduction.
10: The Impact of Multinational Corporations on the Spatial Organisation of Developed Nations: A Review.
11: Multinationals and Industrialisation in a Developing Economy: The Case of Nigeria.
12: Multinational Corporations in Southern Africa: a Spatial Perspective.
13: The Role of Acquisition in the Spatial Distribution of the Foreign Manufacturing Sector in the United Kingdom.
14: International Tourism and Multinational Corporations in the Pacific: the Case of Fiji.
15: International Capital, International Culture.
Notes on Contributors.
Subject Index.
Company Index.
Author Index.