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International Business in Latin America

Robert Grosse

in Oxford Handbook of International Business

Published in print August 2001 | ISBN: 9780199241828
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596834 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199241821.003.0023
International Business in Latin America

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An examination is made of international business activity in Latin America. It starts by tracing the historical context, and then analyses four issues that are central to international business in Latin America at the beginning of the twenty‐first century. These are the government/business relationship; the impact of subregional integration schemes on competition in the region; FDI in the region and policies to avoid financial crises; and the entry and operation of foreign multinational enterprises (MNEs), and the reaction of local firms to these. Lastly, the relationship of the informal economy to international business in the region is investigated.

Keywords: foreign direct investment; informal economy; international business; Latin America; market competition; multinational enterprises

Chapter.  9598 words. 

Subjects: International Economics

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