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Multinational on the Periphery
(with Gabriel Benito), Palgrave, London, 2007
Synopsis: How do peripheral countries function in an increasingly globalized environment? Multinational enterprises do not regard all locations as being equivalent. Smaller economies and less-developed countries are not as attractive because of a limited market size or lack of proximity to other locations. This book focuses on how multinational activity to and from peripheral economies differs from their activity in core economies.


Multinationals on the Periphery


Understanding FDI-assisted Development
(With Sanjaya Lall), Routledge, 2005
Synopsis: The role of the MNE as a viable source of both capital and technology is one of the key features of the new openness. In the process of embracing FDI as a solution to the myriad of economic ills - something even the World Bank has begun to do - little attempt is made to understand the rationale and the costs associated with this policy stance. This volume aims to encourage and promote research related to these issues.

Understanding Fdi-Assisted Economic Development



Multinationals and Industrial competitiveness: a new agenda (with John Dunning), Edward Elgar, 2004
Synopsis: This book offers an important contribution to the contemporary debate on the role of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in economic development in an increasingly globalizing, knowledge-intensive and alliance-based world economy.

Covering a range of issues from economic development, alliance capitalism, government policies, regional integration and industrial development, this authoritative book will greatly appeal to academics and economists, especially those interested in international business and management.



Multinationals and Industrial Competitiveness: A New Agenda (New Horizons in International Business)


International Business and the Eclectic Paradigm (with John Cantwell) Routledge, 2003
Synopsis: The eclectic paradigm has become the dominant theoretical basis in the study of international business, multinational corporations and internationalisation over the last two decades. However, developments such as economic globalisation and the subsequent growth of global and alliance capitalism have fundamentally affected the way in which MNC activities are undertaken and organised. Contributions by leading scholars - including John Dunning, Stephen Gusinger, John Cantwell, Terutomo Ozawa, Gabriel Benito, Lars Oxelheim, Timothy Devinney and Anoop Madhok - examine the legacy of the eclectic paradigm.



International Business and the Eclectic Paradigm: Developing the OLI Framework (Routledge Studies in International Business & the World Economy)


Globalisation and Technology, Polity Press: Cambridge, 2003
Synopsis: Globalization and technological innovation are interdependent processes.  In this book Rajneesh Narula examines the international aspect of their interdependence at two levels: first, between sites, by examining the role of cross-border initiatives in the innovation process; second, between corporate entities, by studying the dynamics of inter-firm collaboration in research and development. This book will appeal to students of business and management studies, globalization, technical change and information and communication technologies.



Globalization and Technology: Interdependence, Innovation Systems and Industrial Policy


Trade and Investment in a Globalising World, New York: Pergamon Press, 2001
Synopsis: This volume of collected essays by eminent scholars in the fields of International Trade and Investment have been written and edited in honour of H. Peter Gray. Contributors to this volume include John Dunning, John Hagedoorn, Thomas Pugel, Ingo Walter and Gabriel Benito.



Trade and Investment in a Globalising World (Series in International Business and Economics)



Multinationals from the Netherlands, London: Routledge, (co-edited with Roger van Hoesel) 1999
Synopsis: Since the days of the Dutch East Indies Trade Company, the economy of the Netherlands has been heavily dependent on the overseas activities of its firms. Despite the end of the colonial era, The Netherlands continues to be a significant player in the world economy. This is not just restricted to trading activities but is increasingly conducted through foreign direct investment by its multinational enterprises

(MNEs) and, more recently through strategic alliances. This book features contributions from an international selection of academic experts.



Multinational Enterprises from the Netherlands (Routledge Studies in International Business & the World Economy)


Foreign Direct Investment and Governments, London: Routledge, (co-edited with John Dunning) 1996 (reprinted in paperback, 1999)
Synopsis: The primary theme of this book is the dynamic interaction between the economic structure, development and foreign direct investment activities of countries as suggested by the investment development path. Its applicability is tested for a selection of countries at various stages of their development. These countries include: China, Indonesia, Portugal, India, UK, USA, Japan and New Zealand.



Foreign Direct Investment and Governments: Catalysts for Economic Restructuring (International Business)



Multinational Investment and Economic Structure, London: Routledge, 1996

Synopsis: This text examines the relationship between industrial development and foreign direct investment (FDI) activities, and the interaction between multinational (MNE) activity and economic structures. It deals with the changing structure of the world economy as a whole, and the dynamics of the relationship between industrial development and the extent of FDI activities across countries. The book evaluates the concurrent (and

interrelated) evolutionary processes behind economic growth and MNE activity and how these evolutionary forces impact on the economic structure of individual economies in the industrialized world as their economies converge through globalization.



Multinational Investment and Economic Structure: Globalisation and Competitiveness (Routledge Studies in International Business)