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Location of International Business Activities

Integrating Ideas from Research in International Business, Strategic Management and Economic Geography

Authors: International Business, Academy of

Editors: Cantwell, J. (Ed.)

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In recent years an extensive range of new research has been revisiting the topic of the location of international business activities, from a variety of different perspectives and background interests. This work has been inspired in part by two apparently quite different but actually related contemporary trends: on the one hand, an emergence or revitalization of clusters of activities co-located in or around selected global city regions or fast growing metropolitan areas; and on the other hand, an increased global dispersion of activities conducted within the value chains managed or coordinated by many large multinational enterprises and their business partners. The former trend has given rise to discussions of how the elite of the cultural-cognitive economy of the 21st century (in Allen Scott's terminology) or the creative class (Richard Florida's term) are now being drawn or brought back to major urban centers; while the latter trend is associated with debates over outsourcing, and the economic and social consequences of shifts in the ownership and location of distinct nodes of value chains once production systems become more fragmented and the component parts of such systems become more geographically dispersed. An increased interest in the subject of international business location has been shown by scholars in Strategic Management, in Economic Geography, and in Regional Science, as well as in our own interdisciplinary field of International Business Studies. However, as is often the case in academic research communities, these bodies of scholarship have tended to develop at something of a distance from one another, each conversing internally more than they have with one another. Location of International Business Activities aims to promote a greater conversation between those interested in the topic of Location from various different backgrounds or starting points. The articles are taken from a special issue on the theme of the Multinational in Geographic Space which was published by The Journal of International Business Studies in 2013.

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John Cantwell is Professor of International Business at Rutgers as Professor of International Business and is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Business Studies from 2011-2016. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK, Professor Cantwell was also an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization from 2002-10 and has published twelve books, over 65 articles in refereed academic journals, and over 80 chapters in edited collections.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Cantwell, John

  • MNEs as Border-Crossing Multi-location Enterprises: The Role of Discontinuities in Geographic Space

    Pages 8-34

    Beugelsdijk, Sjoerd (et al.)

  • Location and the Multinational Enterprise: A Neglected Factor?

    Pages 35-62

    Dunning, John H.

  • The Economic Geography of the Internet Age

    Pages 63-93

    Leamer, Edward E. (et al.)

  • International Entrepreneurship and Geographic Location: An Empirical Examination of New Venture Internationalization

    Pages 94-136

    Fernhaber, Stephanie A. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Location of International Business Activities
Book Subtitle
Integrating Ideas from Research in International Business, Strategic Management and Economic Geography
Authors
Editors
  • J. Cantwell
Series Title
JIBS Special Collections
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47231-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137472311
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47230-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50122-9
Series ISSN
2397-8775
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 283
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