- The Oxford Handbook of International Business 2nd edition
- Preface to Second Edition
- Preface to First Edition
- Acknowledgements for Second Edition
- Acknowledgements for First Edition
- The History of the Multinational Enterprise
- The Key Literature on IB Activities: 1960–2006
- The Gravity Equation in International Trade
- Strategic Complexity in International Business
- Theories of the Multinational Enterprise
- Location, Competitiveness, and the Multinational Enterprise
- Sovereignty@Bay: Globalization, Multinational Enterprise, and the International Political System
- National Policies and Domestic Politics
- Multinational Enterprises and Public Policy
- Unbundling the Institution‐Based View of International Business Strategy
- Multilateral Institutions and Policies: Implications for Multinational Business Strategy
- Strategy and the Multinational Enterprise
- The Multinational Enterprise as an Organization
- Strategy and Management In MNE Subsidiaries
- Strategic Alliances
- Innovation and Information Technology in the MNE
- Contemporary Research Trends in International Marketing: The 2000s
- Culture and Human Resources Management
- Environmental Policy and International Business
- International Financial Management and Multinational Enterprises
- Taxes, Transfer Pricing, and The Multinational Enterprise
- China and International Business
- The Smaller Economies of Pacific Asia and Their Business Systems
- Methodological Contributions in International Business and the Direction of Academic Research Activity
- Political Risk and Country Risk in International Business: Concepts and Measures
- Comparative International Business Research Methods : Pitfalls and Practicalities
- Metrics for International Business Research
- Name Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
This article reviews and integrates representative literature on the exceptionally broad topic of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and public policy. It considers the literature on MNEs and public policy as it has emerged since 1970 and makes projections ahead to the relevance of this literature for the year 2020, which is the target date for the members of the Asian-Pacific Economic Community (APEC) to realize full trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) liberalization. Such liberalization has already been implemented in the European Union, and has been started in NAFTA and Mercosur. Three approaches to analysis of MNEs and public policy can be adopted. First is a ‘normative’ approach; second is a ‘behavioural’ approach to public policy; and third is a resource-based approach to the firm. This third approach, adopted in this article, provides insight into the managerial aspects of the firm-level strategy process.
Alan M. Rugman is Professor for International Business in the Henley Business School at the University of Reading.
Alain Verbeke is the McCaig Chair in Management at the University of Calgary and Professor of International Business at the University of Brussels.
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