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Publication date: 19 August 2010

Hinrich Voss, Peter J. Buckley and Adam R. Cross

Mainland Chinese firms have become important international investors. Many have gained their capabilities to internationalize in a domestic institutional environment…

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Mainland Chinese firms have become important international investors. Many have gained their capabilities to internationalize in a domestic institutional environment characterised by significant market imperfections. In this study, we argue that the imperfections affect firm behavior depending on firm size, ownership form, and location. We find preliminary support for the notion that large, well connected Chinese firms benefit most from institutional advantages, but that smaller firms internationalize because of institutional constraints. This represents a more nuanced view of the determinants of Chinese firm internationalization than is evident in prior research, with consequences for future theorising and empirical research on Chinese MNEs.

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Multinational Business Review, vol. 18 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1525-383X

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Publication date: 1 March 1972

L.J. Davies, Edmund Davies and L.J. Buckley

July 6,1971 Building — Construction Regulations — “Working place” — Guard‐rails to be erected where workmen liable to fall more than six feet six inches — Partly…

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July 6,1971 Building — Construction Regulations — “Working place” — Guard‐rails to be erected where workmen liable to fall more than six feet six inches — Partly demolished building — Floorboards removed to make four—feet—wide passageways with gap in between — Whether passageways a “working place” — Whether “impracticable” to erect guard‐rails — Construction (Working Places) Regulations, 1966 (S.I. 1966, No. 94), regs. 28(1), 38(1).

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Managerial Law, vol. 11 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 1 April 1973

M.R. Denning, Edmund Davies and L.J. Lawton

June 22,1972 Damages — Remoteness — Negligence — Economic loss — Contractors damaging cable supplying electricity to factory — Physical damage to metal in factory's…

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June 22,1972 Damages — Remoteness — Negligence — Economic loss — Contractors damaging cable supplying electricity to factory — Physical damage to metal in factory's furnace as result of power cut — Loss of profit from “melt” and from further melts which would have taken place if no power cut — Whether economic loss recoverable — Whether economic loss attaching to physical loss recoverable — Doctrine of parasitic damages.

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Managerial Law, vol. 14 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 1 April 1990

Peter Buckley, C.L. Pass and Kate Prescott

In conventional international business literature, the marketingand transport functions are either ignored or assumed to be governed bythe same factors that determine…

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In conventional international business literature, the marketing and transport functions are either ignored or assumed to be governed by the same factors that determine production. An attempt is made to introduce the integration that is long overdue. The factors which determine the decisions of location and internalisation are examined, and analysis is made of the important role played by information flows in the planning of an integrated channel system. The conclusion is that simplistic categorisations are too crude, and that an integrated treatment, recognising the interdependencies and cost implications of each function, is essential for a complete conceptualisation of the foreign market servicing decision.

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International Marketing Review, vol. 7 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0265-1335

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Publication date: 17 June 2009

Tao (Tony) Gao and Talin E. Sarraf

This paper explores the major factors influencing multinational companies’ (MNCs) propensity to change the level of resource commitments during financial crises in…

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This paper explores the major factors influencing multinational companies’ (MNCs) propensity to change the level of resource commitments during financial crises in emerging markets. Favorable changes in the host government policies, market demand, firm strategy, and infrastructural conditions are hypothesized to influence the MNCs’ decision to increase resource commitments during a crisis. The hypotheses are tested with data collected in a survey of 82 MNCs during the recent Argentine financial crisis (late 2002). While all the above variables are considered by the respondents as generally important reasons for increasing resource commitments during a crisis, only favorable changes in government policies significantly influence MNCs’ decisions to change the level of resource commitments during the Argentine financial crisis. The research, managerial implications, and policy‐making implications are discussed.

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Publication date: 1 July 1974

L.J. Megaw, L.J. Buckley and L.J. Orr

June 6,1973 Vicarious liability — Master and servant — Course of employment — Bus conductor driving bus — Bus blocking path of conductor's and plaintiff driver's bus …

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June 6,1973 Vicarious liability — Master and servant — Course of employment — Bus conductor driving bus — Bus blocking path of conductor's and plaintiff driver's bus — Conductor told by plaintiff to get engineer to move bus — Conductor attempting to move bus himself — Not knowing how to drive bus — Driver injured by conductor's negligent manoeuvre — Express prohibition in bus company's rules against conductors driving buses — Clear separation of duties of drivers and conductors — General duty of conductors to co‐operate with drivers in getting buses into service — Whether bus company vicariously liable for conductor's action — Whether within scope of employment.

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Managerial Law, vol. 16 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 1 October 1972

M.R. Denning, L.J. Buckley and L.J. Roskill

May 8, 1972 Master and Servant — Redundancy — Redundancy payment — Continuity of employment — Transfer of trade or business — Sale of factory and equipment to new…

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May 8, 1972 Master and Servant — Redundancy — Redundancy payment — Continuity of employment — Transfer of trade or business — Sale of factory and equipment to new employers — Transfer of labour force — No assignment of goodwill or transfer of customers or benefits of contracts — Whether “trade or business … transferred … to [new employers]” — Contracts of Employment Act, 1963 (c.49), Sch. 1 para. 10(2) — Redundancy Payments Act, 1965 (c.62), s.l(l),(2), Sch. 1 para. 1(1).

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Managerial Law, vol. 13 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 1 February 1988

Jo Carby‐Hall

The original legislation which introduced the redundancy payments scheme was the Redundancy Payments Act 1965. This was the first of the substantive statutory individual…

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The original legislation which introduced the redundancy payments scheme was the Redundancy Payments Act 1965. This was the first of the substantive statutory individual employment rights given to an employee; other individual employment rights, as for example, the right not to be unfairly dismissed, followed some years later. The Redundancy Payments Act 1965 has been repealed and the provisions on redundancy are now to be found in the Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978.

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Managerial Law, vol. 30 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 1 April 1973

Denning, L.J. Buckley and L.J. Roskill

June 13,1972 Industrial Relations — Unregistered trade union — Unpaid shop stewards elected by fellow members with union authority to negotiate at local level with dock…

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June 13,1972 Industrial Relations — Unregistered trade union — Unpaid shop stewards elected by fellow members with union authority to negotiate at local level with dock employers — Shop stewards initiating campaign of blacking container lorries after blacking by unregistered union knowingly inducing breaches of contract made “unfair industrial practice” by statute — Industrial Court orders to union to stop specified blacking — Union advice to shop stewards to obey court orders rejected — Court finding union in contempt and liable to fines and to compensate complainants for unfair industrial practices — Shop stewards agents, not servants of union — Whether evidence of implied authority from union to agents to black — Union not responsible for conduct of shop stewards acting outside scope of express or implied authority — Industrial Relations Act, 1971 (c.72) ss. 96(1), 101,167(1) (9).

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Managerial Law, vol. 14 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 1 August 1973

Denning, L.J. Buckley and L.J. Orr

April 17, 1973 Industrial Relations — “Industrial dispute” — New definition not covering dispute between workmen and workmen — Lighterman deliberately allowing trade union…

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April 17, 1973 Industrial Relations — “Industrial dispute” — New definition not covering dispute between workmen and workmen — Lighterman deliberately allowing trade union membership to lapse — Union endorsing fellow workers' refusal to work with lapsed member — Employers warned of withdrawal of all labour if non‐unionist kept in employment — Employers acquiescing in union policy by sending non‐unionist off work on full pay — Whether warnings to employers “in contemplation or furtherance of an industrial dispute” where no dispute between employers and workers — Whether employers entitled to bring proceedings in tort in High Court if no industrial dispute giving immunity to alleged unlawful threats by union — Whether interlocutory injunction before trial of action appropriate on balance of convenience — Industrial Relations Act, 1971 (c.72), ss. 5(2), 33(3), 132(1), 167(1).

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Managerial Law, vol. 14 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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