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Managing multinationals

Geoffrey Jones

in Multinationals and Global Capitalism

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780199272099
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602184 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199272093.003.0007
 Managing multinationals

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The organisational history of multinationals involved a constant search for the most effective means to control and benefit from cross-border operations. Variants of the multinational, international, global, and even transnational organisational forms coexisted as firms sought ways to achieve efficiency, local responsiveness, and knowledge transfer. Forms varied widely between industries, and within industries.

Keywords: multinationals; organisational management; organisational forms; efficiency; local responsiveness; knowledge transfer

Chapter.  17019 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic History

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