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The Management of International Enterprises

A Socio-political View

Monir H. Tayeb

MacMillan Press, London, 2000, 184 s., ISBN 0-333-74886-7

Description:
This book addresses major issues related to international enterprises and the world in which they operate from a socio-political perspective. Throughout the work, the author builds a coherent picture of the 'life' of an international, multinational firm from its birth through to its later 'personal' characteristics. Drawing on the author's own research and work in this field, in addition to work of other scholars, the book spans a number of countries in Asia, Europe and North America. Divided into three parts, the author examines the internationalisation of firms in all its guises and explores the implications of socio-political forces for the management of an international firm.

Contents:
PART ONE: INTERNATIONALISATION
The Significance of Socio-Political Influences on International Business Development
Nations as Launch Pads for Internationalisation
Organisational Competencies as Launch Pads for Internationalisation
Motives and Limits to Internationalisation
PART TWO: SOCIO-POLITICAL FORCES AND THE MANAGEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL FIRMS
Relationships with the External Environment
Strategic Development
Organisational Design
Human Resource Management
Organisational Culture
Summary and Conclusions

Author Biographies:
DR MONIR TAYEB is a lecturer in the Department of Business Organisation at Heriot-Watt University. She is an active researcher in the field of international business, and has written books published by Sage and Wiley.