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Publication date: 10 August 2016

Jean Boddewyn

This chapter complements the one that appeared as “History of the AIB Fellows: 1975–2008” in Volume 14 of this series (International Business Scholarship: AIB Fellows on…

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This chapter complements the one that appeared as “History of the AIB Fellows: 1975–2008” in Volume 14 of this series (International Business Scholarship: AIB Fellows on the First 50 Years and Beyond, Jean J. Boddewyn, Editor). It traces what happened under the deanship of Alan Rugman (2011–2014) who took many initiatives reported here while his death in July 2014 generated trenchant, funny, and loving comments from more than half of the AIB Fellows. The lives and contributions of many other major international business scholars who passed away from 2008 to 2014 are also evoked here: Endel Kolde, Lee Nehrt, Howard Perlmutter, Stefan Robock, John Ryans, Vern Terpstra, and Daniel Van Den Bulcke.

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Perspectives on Headquarters-subsidiary Relationships in the Contemporary MNC
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78635-370-2

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Article
Publication date: 1 September 2003

Carol Hammond and Robert Grosse

Globalization is often described as one of the most significant trends of our time, with far‐reaching consequences for mankind. This is an introduction to the topic and…

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Globalization is often described as one of the most significant trends of our time, with far‐reaching consequences for mankind. This is an introduction to the topic and includes an essay and a selected, annotated bibliography. In the essay, the author provides a definition of globalization as an economic trend with social, political, environmental and cultural consequences. Many view it as a clear “good or bad” and this introduction explains why it is controversial, so much so that it has inspired both strong supporters and passionate foes. The role of multinational corporations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization in globalization is discussed. An annotated bibliography of 30 current books, almost all published in 2000 or more recently, representing different perspectives and issues related to globalization, is provided.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 31 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 1 January 1994

Hamid Hosseini

The end of World War II brought about many economic changes, among them the tremendous increase of US manufacturing activities in Western Europe. This astronomical…

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The end of World War II brought about many economic changes, among them the tremendous increase of US manufacturing activities in Western Europe. This astronomical increase of foreign direct investment (FDI) required a new theory ‐ an economic theory of foreign direct investment. International economic theory, which traditionally had ignored the FDI decision, was not able to explain the FDI decision, nor could it explain the phenomena of multinational corporation (MNC). In a world of perfect competition, foreign direct investment would be absent. And when all markets operate efficiently, when there are no external economies of production and marketing, when information is costless and there are no barriers to trade or competition, international trade is the only possible form of international involvement. Logically, it follows that it is the departures from the models of perfect competition that must provide the rationale for foreign direct investment. Since, according to the Heckscher‐ Ohlin‐Samuelson (neoclassical) model, trade of goods will equalize factor prices in a world of factor immobility. In fact, the FDI decision is even ignored by new international economics which, since the late 1970's, has utilized new developments in the field of industrial organization. Proponents of these new theories have developed models that emphasize increasing returns and imperfect competition and see the possibility that government involvements in trade (trade restrictions, export subsidies, etc.) may under some circumstances be useful. All of this is done while foreign direct investment is ignored.

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Humanomics, vol. 10 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0828-8666

Article
Publication date: 1 March 1999

Robert Grosse

The Mexican foreign exchange market plays an important role in the laundering of narcotics revenues of traffickers from that country and, to some extent, traffickers from…

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The Mexican foreign exchange market plays an important role in the laundering of narcotics revenues of traffickers from that country and, to some extent, traffickers from Colombia who ship through Mexico. This market is different from many other emerging market foreign exchange structures, because a legal parallel market has existed for more than two decades. The black market, meaning unreported foreign exchange dealings, is relatively smaller (compared to the size of the economy) than in other Latin American countries, since business people have broad access to dollars in the legal, parallel market.

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Journal of Money Laundering Control, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1368-5201

Article
Publication date: 1 April 2003

Georgios I. Zekos

Aim of the present monograph is the economic analysis of the role of MNEs regarding globalisation and digital economy and in parallel there is a reference and examination…

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Aim of the present monograph is the economic analysis of the role of MNEs regarding globalisation and digital economy and in parallel there is a reference and examination of some legal aspects concerning MNEs, cyberspace and e‐commerce as the means of expression of the digital economy. The whole effort of the author is focused on the examination of various aspects of MNEs and their impact upon globalisation and vice versa and how and if we are moving towards a global digital economy.

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Managerial Law, vol. 45 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Article
Publication date: 19 November 2005

Douglas E. Thomas and Robert E. Grosse

This paper examines both the imports and exports of nonmaquiladora Mexican firms, theorizing that importing is generally motivated by exploration for new resources and…

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This paper examines both the imports and exports of nonmaquiladora Mexican firms, theorizing that importing is generally motivated by exploration for new resources and exporting by exploitation of existing resources. Our results indicate that firm size is positively related to both imports and exports, while low cost labor advantage is positively associated with exports but not significantly related to imports. Because importing may precede exporting, it should be considered as part of the internationalization process of firms and as a key way to acquire resources before exploiting them through exporting.

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Multinational Business Review, vol. 13 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1525-383X

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Book part
Publication date: 20 June 2008

Jean J. Boddewyn

Most years, several AIB members are elected as AIB Fellows on account of their excellent international business scholarship, and/or past service as AIB President or…

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Most years, several AIB members are elected as AIB Fellows on account of their excellent international business scholarship, and/or past service as AIB President or Executive Secretary. The Fellows are in charge of electing Eminent Scholars as well as the International Executive and International Educator (formerly, Dean) of the Year, who often provide the focus for Plenary Sessions at AIB Conferences. Their history since 1975 covers over half of the span of the AIB and reflects many issues that dominated that period in terms of research themes, progresses and problems, the internationalization of business education and the role of international business in society and around the globe. Like other organizations, the Fellows Group had their ups and downs, successes and failures – and some fun too!

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International Business Scholarship: AIB Fellows on the First 50 Years and Beyond
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-7623-1470-6

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Publication date: 1 April 1988

Maria Matilde Schwalb, Robert Grosse and Eulogio Romero Simpson

An innovative effort by a Peruvian university suggests that entrepreneurship can be stimulated by a mix of training and hands‐on work in creating new businesses. The…

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An innovative effort by a Peruvian university suggests that entrepreneurship can be stimulated by a mix of training and hands‐on work in creating new businesses. The recent efforts of the Universidad del Pacifico to deal with problems faced by managers in that country are described.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 7 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Article
Publication date: 1 January 1990

Walter Zinn and Robert E. Grosse

Scholars and managers in international distribution have advocated a global approach to distribution as the best strategy to cope with the globalization of markets. This…

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Scholars and managers in international distribution have advocated a global approach to distribution as the best strategy to cope with the globalization of markets. This research provides empirical evidence from US multinational firms that globalized distribution is not happening and is not expected to happen in the next five years. Local government regulation and competition are the major barriers preventing firms from adopting a global approach to the management of International distribution systems. The research also shows that despite this lack of success in Implementing a globalized approach to distribution, US multinationals have been more successful at implementing a globalized approach to the process utilized in making major distribution decisions.

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The International Journal of Logistics Management, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-4093

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Book part
Publication date: 9 November 2004

Robert Grosse

The traditional view of the multinational firm, from the early analyses in the 1960s and early 1970s, is one of a large industrial company with operations in multiple…

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The traditional view of the multinational firm, from the early analyses in the 1960s and early 1970s, is one of a large industrial company with operations in multiple countries and a centralized chain of command. By definition, a multinational firm has activities in more than two countries. Although this simple definition is not widely used, it is a reasonable baseline from which to begin thinking about such firms. If the firm has sales operations in multiple countries, production in multiple countries, or some other permutation of international business activities physically present in multiple countries, then it is multinational.

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"Theories of the Multinational Enterprise: Diversity, Complexity and Relevance"
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-285-6

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