Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Multinational Corporations in Political Environments: Ethics, Values and Strategies [Hardcover]

By Usha C. V. Haley (Author)
Our Price $ 35.70  
Retail Value $ 51.00  
You Save $ 15.30  (30%)  
Item Number 167548  
Buy New $35.70
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Multinational Corporations in Political Environments: Ethics, Values and Strategies by Usha C. V. Haley...

Multinational Corporations in Political Environments advances and tests a theory of why foreign corporations leave host states. Theories of international business have often ignored the complexity of corporate decisions about leaving foreign countries, generally assuming that the economic and competitive reasons that prompt multinational corporations to enter host states also explain their subsequent reasons for leaving. Alternatively, this book proposes a theory of how different stakeholders' values and ethics shape multinationals' strategic leaving behaviors. Tested in South Africa when US multinationals were facing diverse pressures from stockholders, governments and consumers to leave, the research provides a prism to isolate how different stakeholders' actions influenced multinationals' behaviors. Detailed analyses of subsidiary-level archival data over a period of four crucial years revealed that the multinationals engaged in diverse forms of leaving reflecting their involvements, strategies and stakeholders' influences. The research, the first to test which stakeholders' strategies, including boycotts and sanctions, influenced multinationals and which did not, and to identify their effects on multinationals' behaviors, has enormous implications for policy makers, managers and social activists. The book also applies the findings and explores implications for recent stakeholders' attempts at influencing multinationals and governments, such as Nike in Asia and the Burmese government, through sanctions, resolutions and boycotts.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Pages   267
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.02" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.94"
Weight:   1.18 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN  9810244274  
ISBN13  9789810244279  

Availability  0 units.

More About Usha C. V. Haley

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Economics > General
2Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Economics > Economics
3Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > General
4Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > International > General
5Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Management & Leadership > Management
6Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Management & Leadership > Production & Operations
7Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Reference > Ethics

Reviews - What do customers think about Multinational Corporations in Political Environments: Ethics, Values and Strategies?

Counterintitive and convincing  Nov 23, 2002
This book is solidly grounded in theoretical and analytical rationales. Yet, it presents a counterintuitive conclusion: Sanctions and boycotts do not work. We may have wasted our time pressuring multinationals that operated in South Africa, and now in Burma, Iraq and Israel. A must read to understand the dynamics of global power and how multinationals stave off controls.
Scholarly look at why multinational corps leave  Nov 1, 2002
This book takes an academic view of the theory behind multunational corporations.

Strengths: It skilfully questions some of the basic assumptions behind the modern theory of the multinational -- as the author illustrates these assumptions permeate all our other global theories but do not have predictive validity. It also tackles a very important social issue, whether our methods to influence multinational corporations work. Did they work in South Africa? The author very convincingly proves that they did not.

Weaknesses: Some of the weaknesses are inescapable in a scholarly work. The detailed quantitative analysis and data may be skipped (as the author indicates) by policy-makers. However, a large chapter deals with this issue. Also, although the author extends her theory of multinational corporations as chameleons from South Africa to other hotspots such as Myanmar (Burma) and Nike, I would have liked her to tackle some social questions: such as whether our pressuring multinational corporations to leave South Africa extended white economic domination in the country. This question and others of its ilk are probably politically incorrect, or beyond the book's already large scope, and the author skirts them. Consquently, this book leaves you thinking -- and that may be what a good book should do.

All in all a very comprehensive, systematic and courageous look at the assumptions, theories and institutions that shape global society.

Five stars!

Good addition to review of multinationals  Oct 24, 2002
The scholarly literature on multinational corporations is very weak when it comes to explaining why multinationals leave. This is the focus of this book. After one of the best reviews EVER on research regarding the multinational corporation, the author presents a very detailed study on why they left South Africa. The implications for this study extend to anyone who wants to know why multinationals leave -- or anyone who wants to influence whether they stay or leave! Excellent and highly recommended
Extraordinary study on sanctions  Oct 6, 2002
This book uses a crafeully built theoretical framework to show why US sanctions did not work in South Africa and are unlikely to work any where else. An important piece of research!
Comprehensive review of multinational corporations  Feb 2, 2002
Probably the best review of multinational corporations, why they enter and leave host states on the market today. A must read for anyone either doing research on multinationals or interested in the effects of globalization.

Write your own review about Multinational Corporations in Political Environments: Ethics, Values and Strategies

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Multinational Corporations in Political Environments: Ethics, Values and Strategies

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy