The Academy of International Business

The Changing Strategies of International Business

How MNEs Manage in a Changing Commercial and Political Landscape

Editors: Chidlow, A., Ghauri, P.N., Buckley, Th., Gardner, E.C., Qamar, A., Pickering, E. (Eds.)

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  • Brings together the most up-to-date knowledge on MNE strategies and developments in the field of international business
  • Provides insights on the current global business environment
  • Offers valuable contributions from a range of international experts
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The ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (UK and Ireland Chapter)
Published in association with the UK and Ireland Chapter of the Academy of International Business.

In line with the 45th AIB-UKI conference, this edited collection brings together fresh perspectives on international business strategy, with a focus on the challenges faced by multinational enterprises (MNEs) in today’s changing commercial and political landscape. With a diverse range of contributors from varying international backgrounds, this book discusses the different strategies employed by MNEs, and analyses how they cope with the current global business environment. An extremely useful read for those studying globalisation and MNEs, this book provides an interdisciplinary and timely approach to international business strategy.

About the authors

Agnieszka Chidlow is Associate Professor of International Business and Head of the Department of Strategy and International Business at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK. As Associate Editor of International Business Review, her research revolves around the internationalisation of firms and methodological issues within international business research.

Pervez N. Ghauri is Professor of International Business at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK. Having previously studies at Uppsala University in Sweden, Pervez is the Editor-in-Chief of International Business Review.

Thomas Buckley is Assistant Professor of International Business Strategy in the Management School of the University of Sheffield, UK. He previously studied at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK, and his research focuses predominantly on the service sector and the retail industry.

Emma C. Gardner is Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Business at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK. Her research interests include business and professional services, organisational routines and institutional change.

Amir Qamar is Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Business at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK. His research interests include lean and agile operations, automotive supply chains, MNEs and productivity levels.

Emily Pickering is a Research Administrator at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK. Her research mainly revolves around institutional operations and HR.

Reviews

“In compiling this volume the Editors have done a superb job in reflecting the turbulence and uncertainty for international business in many parts of the world today.  Private and state-owned MNEs as well as SME and born-digital enterprises are examined through various thematic lenses. These include: legitimacy, bureaucracy, political risk and institutional change, social interaction, technological disruption, human rights and responsible business practices.” (Marian V. Jones, Professor, The University of Sheffield, UK)

“This book is a valuable resource for teaching and research on contemporary international business. It offers new insights into the strategies that multinational enterprises, both large and small, adopt as paths to performance in a changing and increasingly uncertain international business environment.  It recognizes that their global expansion requires entry into unfamiliar markets, especially in emerging economies where coping with political risk, governmental regulation and different cultural norms are key requirements.” (John Child, Professor, University of Birmingham, UK)

“This is an exciting new book, covering contemporary issues of importance to the field of international business. It is structured around three key parts, namely multinationals, governments and political risks, emerging markets, and SMEs. With its numerous novel insights and original research, this book will guide current and future research agenda.” (Axele Giroud, Professor, University of Manchester, UK)

“This book brings together the latest research on key international business topics, and particularly incorporates changes in the institutional and competitive environments that multinational firms operate in, along with important technological changes. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to gain up-to-date insights into these matters.” (Michael Mol, Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Legitimacy and Institutional Governance Infrastructure: Understanding Political Risk from a Chinese MNE Perspective

    Pages 3-26

    Han, Xia (et al.)

  • Applying Theory to Understand How Multinational Firms Address Brexit

    Pages 27-48

    Laraqui, Saad (et al.)

  • Bureaucrats in International Business: A Review of Five Decades of Research on State-Owned MNEs

    Pages 49-69

    Rygh, Asmund

  • Contextual Transfer Barriers, Social Interaction, and Innovation Transfer Performance

    Pages 73-94

    Kang, Olivia H. (et al.)

  • Equity Ownership Strategy in Greenfield Investments: Influences of Host Country Infrastructure and MNE Resources in Emerging Markets

    Pages 95-116

    Arslan, Ahmad (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-03931-8
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03930-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Changing Strategies of International Business
Book Subtitle
How MNEs Manage in a Changing Commercial and Political Landscape
Editors
  • Agnieszka Chidlow
  • Pervez N. Ghauri
  • Thomas Buckley
  • Emma C. Gardner
  • Amir Qamar
  • Emily Pickering
Series Title
The Academy of International Business
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03931-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03931-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03930-1
Series ISSN
2662-1223
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 243
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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