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Anxieties and Management Responses in International Business
 
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Anxieties and Management Responses in International Business
Edited by Rudolf Sinkovics and Mo Yamin
 
 
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28 Feb 2007
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Much discussion in the International Business literature is routinely prefaced by recognition of the 'challenging' nature of the managerial tasks and in the current context the image of anxiety is mostly associated with heightened security risks and political tensions. In this book it is argued that international business is 'normally' affected by anxiety to a greater degree than 'domestic' or national business although the boundaries between these categories are increasingly porous. A key actor in the international business environment is the multinational enterprise (MNE) and one can make the case that the organization and politics of the MNE is a potential pool of anxiety. Anxieties are also manifest from the perspectives of countries and localities impacted by MNC activities and investment. All contributions in this volume highlight the complexities of the international business environment or the managerial implication of such complexity.


Description

Much discussion in the International Business literature is routinely prefaced by recognition of the 'challenging' nature of the managerial tasks and in the current context the image of anxiety is mostly associated with heightened security risks and political tensions. In this book it is argued that international business is 'normally' affected by anxiety to a greater degree than 'domestic' or national business although the boundaries between these categories are increasingly porous. A key actor in the international business environment is the multinational enterprise (MNE) and one can make the case that the organization and politics of the MNE is a potential pool of anxiety. Anxieties are also manifest from the perspectives of countries and localities impacted by MNC activities and investment. All contributions in this volume highlight the complexities of the international business environment or the managerial implication of such complexity.


Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: NETWORKS AND SUBSIDIARIES
Networks: A New Paradigm in International Business History?; M.Casson
Entrepreneurship Orientation; F.Ciabuschi; M.Forsgren
The Role of Sales Subsidiary in MNC Innovativeness; J.Lindqvist, K.Blomqvist& S.Saarenketo
PART TWO: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSES,LOCAL MARKET INTERACTIONS AND IMPACTS
Institutional Influences on Global Marketing Strategy; F.Van Eenennaam; C.M.L.Janssen& K.D.Brouthers
Service Multinationals and Forward Linkages With Client Firms: The Case of IT Outsourcing in Argentina and Brazil; M.Miozzo& D.P.Grimshaw
Multinationals and Economic Impacts: An Analysis of Fortune GlobaL 250 Reports; F.Fortanier& A.Kolk
PART THREE: POLITICAL AND STRATEGIC INTERNATIONAL BUISNESS CHALLENGES
MNCs' Actions in the Socio-Political Market: The Study of a Case with Network Approach; J-W.Lee, P.N.Ghauri& A.Hadjikhni
Internationalisation Strategies Realised by Incumbent Firms as an Industry Evolves into a Global Oligopoly: The Case of the Pharmaceutical Industry; A.J.Langley, N.K.Kakabadse& S.Swailes
Multinational Companies Battle Against Counterfeiting; E.Penz
Expanding the International Business Agenda on International Outsourcing; J.P.Hatonen& M.Ruokonen
PART FOUR: SME INTERNATIONALIZATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE INTERNET
Growth of a Greek International New Venture Across Geographic Markets and Industries; P.Dimitratos, I.Voudouris& H.Salavou
Cultural Adaptation in Cross Boarder Web-Presence: An Investigation of German Companies' Domestic U.S, U.K, and Latin American Websites; R.Sinkovics
Geographical Dimension: A Missing Link in the Internationalization of Born Global Firms; O.Kuivalainen; S.Sundqvist& P.Servais
The Outcomes of Unsolicited International Enquiries Received by SMEs; N.S.Zhang& R.B.McNaughton


Authors

RUDOLF R.SINKOVICS is Senior Lecturer in International Business at the University of Manchester, Manchester Business School, UK. His research centres on interorganizational governance, the role of ICT in firm internationalization, and research methods in international business. He recieved his Ph.D from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria.

MO YAMIN is Senior Lecturer in International Business at the University of Manchester, Manchester Business School, UK. His research interests centre on the organization of the multinational firm, the role of subsidiaries as well as electronic or online internationalization.