Introduction: Research on FDI and MNEs in a Changing World

The Future of Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Enterprise

ISBN: 978-0-85724-555-7, eISBN: 978-0-85724-556-4

ISSN: 1064-4857

Publication date: 3 May 2011

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the four topics pertaining to foreign direct investment (FDI) and multinational enterprises (MNEs) that are the focus of this volume: (1) managerial decision-making processes that result in FDI and internationalization; (2) the changing national origin of MNEs, particularly those spawned by emerging markets; (3) the changing scope of MNEs, as they fine-tune and globally disperse their value chains, expand into new services, and rely increasingly on networks, alliances, and offshoring to enhance global competiveness, and speed up internationalization to the point of being “born global”; and (4) the changing relationship between MNEs and home and host countries. After surveying Yair Aharoni's significant contributions in each of these areas, the chapter offers a preview of the volume's contents on each topic. It concludes with an agenda for future research by international business scholars.

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Hashai, N. and Ramamurti, R. (2011), "Introduction: Research on FDI and MNEs in a Changing World", Ramamurti, R. and Hashai, N. (Ed.) The Future of Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Enterprise (Research in Global Strategic Management, Vol. 15), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1064-4857(2011)0000015007

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