Transnational Corporations

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This journal takes a fresh look at major legal, sectorial, regional and environmental issues facing corporations operating internationally. Released three times a year, it provides in-depth policy-oriented research findings on significant issues relating to the activities of transnational corporations.
 

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31 Dec 2012
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  31 Dec 2012
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Determinants of foreign direct investment: Evidence from a questionnaire survey in the Japanese manufacturing sector
Kazuo Kadokawa
This paper explores the results of a questionnaire survey investigating the determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI) by Japanese manufacturing firms from 1994 to 2009. Specifically, the questionnaire asked the respondent firms their reasons for considering foreign rather than home country locations, as well as major obstacles to undertaking FDI. Although labour availability and proximity to markets, supplier firms and raw materials are key determinants, this study reveals that there are significant variations among manufacturing industries. The analysis also reveals differences among industries with regard to obstacles to undertaking FDI and reasons for preferring a home country location.
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The role of the network coordinator in the attraction of foreign investment in R&D: The case of the Brazilian oil and gas industry
Frederico Rocha, Ana Urraca Ruiz
This analyses recent R&D investments undertaken by transnational equipment and service suppliers in Brazil, trying to identify their motives and to capture the role played by international market characteristics and the main technology players in Brazil. Three main features attracted these companies’ R&D investments to Brazil: the size of the pre-salt oil and gas fields, Petrobras’ accumulated capabilities and the existent of qualified personnel. This paper shows that companies follow different strategies. FMC adopts an asset-exploiting strategy while Baker Hughes and Schlumberger follow more of an asset-augmenting strategy. The paper then argues that the role of the network coordinator and its technological capabilities are central to the location of suppliers’ R&D investments.
  31 Dec 2012
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Paper series: Commemorative papers on the work of John H. Dunning
Sarianna M. Lundan, Hafiz Mirza, James Zhan
The seminal contribution made by John Dunning to the field of strategic management is the eclectic or OLI paradigm, which explains why a firm would chose to exploit its ownership specific advantages in another country by internalizing their use inside the firm, rather than by means of licensing or contractual partnerships.
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An institutional perspective on the social responsibility of TNCs
Sarianna M. Lundan
This paper explores the work of the late John Dunning on institutions and the moral imperatives of global capitalism in the context of the social responsibilities of transnational corporations (TNCs). TNCs are viewed as institutional entrepreneurs that develop new governance solutions in response to the complexity and uncertainty they encounter while engaging in value adding activities. Specifically, the paper examines the case where TNCs need to overcome institutional voids or deficits in order to be able to operate in developing host countries. The paper concludes with some reflections on possible future directions for research, particularly at the intersection of law and international business.
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Making globalization moral?
Seev Hirsch
John Dunning made a substantial contribution to our understanding of the role played by globalization in general, and transnational corporations, in particular, in promoting economic growth and efficiency in the post World War II era. In his late years, Dunning wrote extensively about the unsolved problems which globalization appears to have spawned, particularly the growing inequality both between rich and poor countries, as well as within them. These difficulties have been aggravated by the failure to establish a global governance system capable of resolving the contradictions inherent in a world characterized by sovereign nation states on the one hand, and a global economy whose welfare depends more and more on inter-state cooperation, on the other.
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