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Impact of Trade Policies on Multinational Operations: Strategy and Performance

William H. Davidson

in Trade Policy and Corporate Business Decisions

Published in print April 1990 | ISBN: 9780195055382
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199855056 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195055382.003.0011
Impact of Trade Policies on Multinational Operations: Strategy and Performance

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A specific contribution of this chapter is the introduction of the effect of product life cycle considerations into the process of operational strategy. The author adds a list of factors that determine the relative sensitivity of a corporation's performance to actual or anticipated changes in the trade policy configuration. He demonstrates that the firm's operating strategy is an important determinant of that sensitivity. He also adds a characterization of product and market maturity and operating concentration or decentralization to the list of factors that determine the effect of protectionist action on corporate values and performance.

Keywords: product; life cycle; characterization; decentralization

Chapter.  6446 words. 

Subjects: Economic Systems

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