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  1. World investment report - Centre on Transnational Corporations (United Nations), United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Development. Transnational Corporations and Management Division, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Programme on Transnational Corporations 1991-

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  2. Weeks 1 and 2: FDI 1867-1945 13 items
    1. The rise of multinationals in continental Europe 1993

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    2. Multinational Corporations - John Stopford 24/1998

      Article Further

    3. Concepts - Geoffrey Jones

      Chapter Essential This provides an easy introduction into some key terms related to FDI and explains what FDI involves. Skip the section on transaction costs and focus upon the eclectic paradigm otherwise known as Dunning's theory of FDI.

    4. Multinationals and globalization - Geoffrey Jones

      Chapter Essential Brief summary of trends re FDI since the 1870s. 1870-1914: favourable policy environment; 1918-1939: economic depression provokes national protectionism that thus requires companies to open plants in multiple European countries to circumvent protectionist measures designed to curb exports; 1945-1978: there were still very few countries that welcomed FDI and these were essentially the rich countries of North America and Western Europe; 1978-2008 - it's party time! Now every country - with a few exceptions - compete to attract greenfield investments and JVs; it's now the golden era for globalization; 2009-present: many MNCs discover that just because a country offers a large market it does not mean that they can succeed in challenging markets; thus companies are moving to de-globalize; since 2016 Trump in the USA, and Brexit in Europe is totally changing the climate for FDI in those regions.

    5. Manufacturing - Geoffrey Jones

      Chapter Essential In this class, I will offer you a much more detailed overview of Singer based upon my UG dissertation, and PhD, both of which have been published in edited forms. Please note too the references to the auto industry, notably GM & Ford.

    6. The history of Clydebank - John Hood 1988

      Book Essential Please focus upon the sections on Singer only. Chapter 2. Chapter 13

    7. Multinationals: foreign divestment and disclosure - Michael C. McDermott 1989

      Book Essential Focus on case study on Singer only.

    8. The essence of international business - James H. Taggart, Michael C. McDermott 1993

      Book Essential Read Chapters 1-3

    9. Global shift: mapping the changing contours of the world economy - Peter Dicken, Ebooks Corporation Limited c2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Read Chapters 1 and 2.

  3. Week 3: The Multinational Corporation or Transnational Corporation 4 items
    MNCs or TNCs are responsible for FDI. Without FDI a firm cannot be classified as an MNC.
    1. Global shift: mapping the changing contours of the world economy - Peter Dicken, Ebooks Corporation Limited c2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 5, pp.115-130

  4. Week 4: The Road to Globalization 1945 to Present 4 items
    Since the late 1970s more and more countries changed their national economic development strategy, moving from import-substation to export oriented economic development. The state plays a vital role in determining whether it is a competitive location for FDI.
    1. Global shift: mapping the changing contours of the world economy - Peter Dicken, Ebooks Corporation Limited c2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapters 6 and 7

    2. Big business and the state: changing relations in Western Europe - Raymond Vernon, Harvard University. Center for International Affairs 1974

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  5. Week 5: Inward FDI Trends and Impact with special reference to the UK 1945-1992 9 items
    It is evident that there are a number of students in the class from other parts of Europe and Asia. This class will seek to include too the other countries represented by students' nationalities.
    1. The personal computer industry in the UK. - Stewart Dunlop, Stephen Young 1989

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    2. Multinationals in retreat: the Scottish experience - Neil Hood, Stephen Young June 1982

      Book Essential

    3. Foreign multinationals and the British economy: impact and policy - Stephen Young, Neil Hood, Jim Hamill c1988

      Book Recommended

    4. The multinational enterprise and subsidiary evolution: Scotland since 1945 - Pavlos Dimitratos, Ioanna Liouka, Duncan Ross, Stephen Young 05/2009

      Article Essential

    5. Competing from the periphery: core issues in international business - Brian Fynes, Sean Ennis 1997

      Book  See the following Chapters: Chapter 7 On Ireland Chapter 11 on Subsidiary Strategy Chapter 16 Eastern Europe Chapter 17 (McDermott) on Portugal. Pages 181--204, 475--480 and 486--488 are available online.

    6. The multinational enterprise and subsidiary evolution: Scotland since 1945 - Pavlos Dimitratos, Ioanna Liouka, Duncan Ross, Stephen Young 05/2009

      Article Essential

  6. Week 6: Japanese Outward FDI 8 items
    1. Automotive Investment and Foreign Subsidiary Strategy in the Southern States of the United States. - McDermott, Michael C.1Luethge, Denise1Byosiere, Philippe1 2011

      Article Recommended See: Southern Business and Economic Journal, volume 34(3-4), pp. 1-30. Available online.

    2. Japanese participation in British industry - John H. Dunning 1986

      Book Recommended

    3. The revitalization of the UK automobile industry - Michael C. McDermott 08/1996

      Article Essential See: International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, v.14(2)

    4. Europe and the multinationals: issues and responses for the 1990s - Stephen Young, Jim Hamill c1992

      Book Essential

    5. Global shift: mapping the changing contours of the world economy - Peter Dicken, Ebooks Corporation Limited c2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Chapter 15

  7. Week 7: Foreign Divestment 7 items
    FDI is driven by market forces. The same forces can cause a location to become non-competitive and when this occurs MNCs reduce or terminate their operations in that location. This reversal is termed foreign divestment.
    1. Multinationals in retreat: the Scottish experience - Neil Hood, Stephen Young June 1982

      Book Essential

    2. Multinationals: foreign divestment and disclosure - Michael C. McDermott 1989

      Book Essential Focus on the chapters examining various industries in the UK.

    3. Multinationals and Europe 1992: strategies for the future - J. L. Mucchielli, Beat Bürgenmeier 1991

      Book Essential

    4. Foreign Divestment. - McDermott, Michael C. 2010

      Article Essential This paper provides an overview of FD trends and theories.

    5. Europe and the multinationals: issues and responses for the 1990s - Stephen Young, Jim Hamill c1992

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  8. Week 7: International Acquisitions 4 items
    1. Mega-merger mayhem: takeover strategies, battles and control - S. J. Gray, Michael C. McDermott 1989

      Book Further

    2. Perspectives in industrial organization 1990., ♭1990

      Book Essential See: 'International Mergers: The Pursuit of Global Market Leadership?', pp. 195 - 213.

    3. Competing from the periphery: core issues in international business - Brian Fynes, Sean Ennis 1997

      Book Recommended See Chapter 10. Pages 271-281 are available online.

  9. Week 8: The North American Dimension: Mobile Investment Post-NAFTA 5 items
    This focuses mainly on the USA as a host nation to inward investment in terms of international acquisitions and mobile investments. It considers too the implications of NAFTA and the emergence of Mexcio as a rival destination for mobile investment
    1. Interstate competition in the US South for South Korean auto investments: a US perspective - Michael C. McDermott 02/01/2014

      Article Essential See: Asia Pacific business review, v.20(1).

    2. BMW, Spartanburg, South Carolina: Drivers and Processes in the International Plant Location Decision. - McDermott, Michael C.1 2011

      Article Essential See: Southern Business and Economic Journal, volume 34(1-2), pp. 73-94. Available online.

    3. Mercedes-Benz, Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Drivers and Processes in the International Plant Location Decision. - McDermott, Michael C.1 2013

      Article Essential See: Southern Business and Economic Journal, volume 36(1), pp. 57-73. Available online.

    4. Hyundai Automotive Group's Investments in the U.S. South: Competition and Decisions. - McDermott, Michael C.1 2012

      Article Essential See: Southern Economic and Business Journal, volume 35(1), pp. 11-34. Available online.

  10. Week 9: Asia's Four Tigers 10 items
    1. Taiwan 4 items
      1. Taiwan's industry in world markets: target Europe - Michael McDermott 1991

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    2. South Korea 5 items
      1. South Korea's Motor Industry: New Global Pacemaker? - Michael McDermott 1996

        Book Recommended PUBLISHED 1996 BY EIU, LONDON

      2. Hyundai Automotive Group's Investments in the U.S. South: Competition and Decisions. - McDermott, Michael C.1 2012

        Article Essential See: Southern Economic and Business Journal, volume 35(1), pp. 11-34. Available online.

      3. South Korea's industry: new directions in world markets - Michael C. McDermott, Stephen Young, Economist Intelligence Unit (Great Britain) 1989

        Book Recommended

    3. Europe and the multinationals: issues and responses for the 1990s - Stephen Young, Jim Hamill c1992

      Book Recommended

  11. Week 9: The BRIC Economies & Other Emerging Markets 3 items
    1. China 3 items
      1. What is “Chinese” about Chinese multinationals? - Ravi Ramamurti, Jenny Hillemann 2018-1

        Article Recommended

  12. Week 10: New Directions and Revision 9 items
    1. Micromultinationals: - Pavlos Dimitratos, Jeffrey Johnson, Jonathan Slow, Stephen Young 2003-4

      Article Recommended

    2. Multinationals in a new era: international strategy and management - James H. Taggart, Maureen Berry, Michael C. McDermott, Academy of International Business. UK Chapter. Conference 2001

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