The Impact of Globalisation and the Emergence of the Global Factory

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 analyses the rise of the ‘global factory’ – the globally integrated network centred on a focal multinational enterprise. This is a response to the increased volatility of the global economy and involves the creation of systems that allow flexibility in both the location and the control of increasingly ‘fine-sliced’ activities, the avoidance of monopoly and the evolution of new management skills. Foreign direct investment is only one strategy amongst several utilised by globally integrated multinationals.

Citation

Buckley, P. (2011), "The Impact of Globalisation and the Emergence of the Global Factory", 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. 213-249. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1064-4857(2011)0000015014

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