Rival States Rival Firms

In this theoretically original work, two distinguished authors explore the mutual interdependence of states and firms throughout the world.

Author: John M. Stopford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521423861

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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In this theoretically original work, two distinguished authors explore the mutual interdependence of states and firms throughout the world. They show how global structural changes - in finance, technology, knowledge and politics - often impel governments to seek the help and cooperation of managers of multinational enterprises. Yet, as Professors Stopford and Strange demonstrate, this is constrained by each country's economic resources, its social structures and its political history. Based on grass-roots research into the experience of over 50 multinationals and more than 100 investment projects in three developing countries- Brazil, Malaysia and Kenya - the authors develop a matrix of agendas. They present the impact on projects of the multiple factors affecting the bargaining relationships between the government and the foreign firm at different times and in a variety of economic sectors. In conclusion they offer some guidelines for actions to both governments and firms and some points to future interdisciplinary research.

Practice Theory and International Relations

As John Stopford and Susan Strange have argued, the boundaries between states and firms, and between security ... 34 John M. Stopford and Susan Strange with John S. Henley, Rival States, Rival Firms: Competition for World Market Shares ...

Author: Silviya Lechner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108586457

Category: Political Science


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Are social practices actions, or institutional frameworks of interaction structured by common rules? How do social practices such as signing a cheque differ from international practices such as signing a peace treaty? Traversing the fields of international relations (IR) and philosophy, this book defends an institutionalist conception of practices as part of a general practice theory indebted to Oakeshott, Wittgenstein and Hegel. The proposed practice theory has two core aspects: practice internalism and normative descriptivism. In developing a philosophical analysis of social practices that has a special relevance for international relations, Silviya Lechner and Mervyn Frost depart from Pierre Bourdieu's sociology of practice that dominates the current 'practice turn' in IR. The authors show that the contemporary global realm is constituted by two distinct macro practices - the practice of sovereign states and that of global rights.

Global Political Economy

Debate over the MNC and the Nation-State There are divergent views of the MNCs' role in the world economy and of their ... 22 John M. Stopford and Susan Strange, with John S. Henley, Rival States, Rival Firms: Competition for World ...

Author: Robert Gilpin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140083127X

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

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This book is the eagerly awaited successor to Robert Gilpin's 1987 The Political Economy of International Relations, the classic statement of the field of international political economy that continues to command the attention of students, researchers, and policymakers. The world economy and political system have changed dramatically since the 1987 book was published. The end of the Cold War has unleashed new economic and political forces, and new regionalisms have emerged. Computing power is increasingly an impetus to the world economy, and technological developments have changed and are changing almost every aspect of contemporary economic affairs. Gilpin's Global Political Economy considers each of these developments. Reflecting a lifetime of scholarship, it offers a masterful survey of the approaches that have been used to understand international economic relations and the problems faced in the new economy. Gilpin focuses on the powerful economic, political, and technological forces that have transformed the world. He gives particular attention to economic globalization, its real and alleged implications for economic affairs, and the degree to which its nature, extent, and significance have been exaggerated and misunderstood. Moreover, he demonstrates that national policies and domestic economies remain the most critical determinants of economic affairs. The book also stresses the importance of economic regionalism, multinational corporations, and financial upheavals. Gilpin integrates economic and political analysis in his discussion of "global political economy." He employs the conventional theory of international trade, insights from the theory of industrial organization, and endogenous growth theory. In addition, ideas from political science, history, and other disciplines are employed to enrich understanding of the new international economic order. This wide-ranging book is destined to become a landmark in the field.

The Future of the Multinational Company

Section 1 RIVAL STATES, RIVAL FIRMS The (A)political Multinational: 1 State–Firm Rivalry Revisited Louis Turner Asia-Pacific. The Future of the Multinational Company: SECTION 1 RIVAL STATES, RIVAL FIRMS.

Author: Julian Birkinshaw

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470868368

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

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Recent Events -from September 11, to the anti-globalization protests to the collapse of the high-tech boom have accentuated the sense that the global economy is moving into uncharted waters Bringing together the leading authorities on globalization and international business The Future of the Multinational Company looks ahead to the new challenges facing multinational firms and predicts what the multinational company will look like in ten years time. Brings together the leading authorities in the field of global / international busi-ness. Accademically rigourous but accessible · Addresses a topic of concern to practitioners and academics alike

International Business Society Management

Confidence in the economic system and companies suffered heavy blows on all fronts. ... of 'rivalry': rival states, rival firms (Stopford and Strange, 1991), rival organizational forms (Ingram and Clay, 2000), rival cultures (Snow and ...

Author: Rob van Tulder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134293275

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 543

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In the twenty-first century, as traditional divides are redefined, bargaining over corporate responsibilities has increasingly centred around corporate reputation and the question of whether businesses are part of society’s problems or part of their solution. This ground-breaking book treats issues, strategies and societal interaction in a homogenous manner and analyzes the nature of the international bargaining society as it has matured. Discussing and contextualizing contemporary debates on international corporate social responsibility, globalization and the impact of reputation, this key text integrates them into a new and coherent framework: Societal Interface Management. Using this unique framework, it explores the interfaces between international corporations, governments and civil society representatives. Analytic and revealing, the text applies the framework to in-depth studies of Nike, Shell, Triumph International, GlaxoSmithKline and ExxonMobil. It investigates the conflicts surrounding Burma, blood diamonds, child labour, oil spills, food safety, patents on HIV/AIDS medication and labour rights that have resulted in a large number of disciplining activities. An accompanying website (www.ib-sm.org) contains additional case studies, as well as issue dossiers on the challenges confronting international firms. Drawing on a wealth of experience both in research and teaching, the authors have developed a text that integrates reputation, responsibility, ethics and accountability. Clearly constructed, it is a must-have book for all those studying or teaching business ethics, political economics, economic geography, public relations, and corporate social responsibility.

Private Authority and International Affairs

For some recent exceptions , see John Stopford and Susan Strange , Rival States , Rival Firms ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1991 ) ; Lorraine Eden and Evan H. Potter , eds . , Multinationals in the Global Political Economy ...

Author: A. Claire Cutler

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791441206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

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Explores in detail the degree to which private sector firms are beginning to replace governments in "governing" some areas of international relations.

The Domestic Dynamics Of China s Energy Diplomacy

The argument about the so-called new diplomacy or triangular diplomacy proposed by John Stopford and Susan Strange in their co-authored book Rival States, Rival Firms: Competition for World Market Shares offers an inspiration for the ...

Author: Zhang Chi

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814696757

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Since the beginning of the 21st century, China's energy diplomacy has been expanding rapidly and the country is searching for energy resources worldwide. This movement has not only improved China's energy security and international relations, but also enabled the Chinese national oil companies (NOCs) to access new investment markets and implement development strategies. The Chinese government and the NOCs need each other's support to realise their respective interests. The interaction between the government and the NOCs will have a critical influence on China's energy diplomacy. The Domestic Dynamics of China's Energy Diplomacy explores the long-neglected domestic dynamics of China's energy diplomacy, in particular the interaction of national and corporate interests. It argues that the convergence of national and corporate interests is the key momentum of China's energy diplomacy. It observes that the government-NOC relationship has been evolving with China's economic and enterprise reform. Finally, it tests the empirical evidence of the domestic dynamics of China's energy diplomacy against the three mainstream international political economy theories, showing their merits and shortcomings in explaining the phenomenon, before providing an alternative conceptualisation of the movement.

Global Firms and Emerging Markets in an Age of Anxiety

New York : Oxford University Press . Spender , J. C. 1996. “ Making Knowledge the Basis of a Dynamic Theory of the Firm . ... Rival States , Rival Firms : Competition for World Market Shares . New York : Cambridge University Press .

Author: S. Benjamin Prasad

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567204216

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 319

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Developing countries that have attained the status of emerging markets offer considerable opportunities for first world businesses. However, there are challenges to successful operations in this field of enterprise.

The World Trading System Historical and conceptual foundations

John Stopford and Susan Strange , Rival states , rival firms : competition for world market shares ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1991 ) . John Stopford is Professor of International Business at the London Business School ...

Author: Robert Howse

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415123655

Category: Foreign trade regulation

Page: 302

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Volume 1 = Historical and conceptual foundations ; Volume 2 = Dispute settlement in the world ; Volume 3 = Administered protection ; Volume 4 = The Uruguay round and beyond.