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The Theory of International Business

Economic Models and Methods

Authors: Casson, Mark

  • Presents reformulation of the theory of the firm applied to international business
  • Addresses popular misconceptions in IB regarding economics
  • Includes models essential for analyzing business behavior in a global economy
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About this book

Demonstrating why economic modelling is so important in understanding international business, this stimulating and highly original book sets out a new and exciting research agenda in international business studies. The author explains what economic models are, how they are constructed and the way in which they can be used. It illustrates how models clarify important issues in international business – explaining empirical anomalies, analyzing strategies and evaluating government policies towards multinational firms. There are detailed discussions of monopoly and competition in the global economy; the international division of labour; supply chain coordination; and the strategic implications of sunk costs in R&D. Based on this discussion, the book proposes a radical reformulation of the theory of the firm as applied to international business. 

About the authors

Mark Casson is Professor of Economics at the University of Reading, UK, where he researches international business, entrepreneurship and business and economic history. His recent books include The Multinational Enterprise Revisited (with Peter Buckley) and The Entrepreneur in History (with Catherine Casson). 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Relationship Between Economics and International Business Studies

    Casson, Mark

    Pages 1-20

  • Introduction to Modelling Techniques

    Casson, Mark

    Pages 21-39

  • Introduction to Monopoly

    Casson, Mark

    Pages 41-52

  • Introduction to Location

    Casson, Mark

    Pages 53-70

  • Division of Labour and Modularisation

    Casson, Mark

    Pages 71-91

Buy this book

eBook £31.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-32297-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £39.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-32296-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Theory of International Business
Book Subtitle
Economic Models and Methods
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32297-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32297-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32296-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 171
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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