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Accidental Sustainability

Geoffrey Jones.

in Profits and Sustainability

April 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; International Business. 12682 words.

This chapter examines green entrepreneurship in the waste and tourist industries before 1980. Both industries were products of economic success, but had bad environmental outcomes. In both...

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Acquisitions in a Globally Competitive Landscape

John Child, David Faulkner and Robert Pitkethly.

in The Management of International Acquisitions

July 2003; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 4823 words.

This chapter provides information on the scale and scope of M&A. The M&A boom is part and parcel of globalization, and the main drivers behind this movement are considered. These include...

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Addressing “Big Questions”

Paula Jarzabkowski, Rebecca Bednarek and Paul Spee.

in Making a Market for Acts of God

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; International Business. 3522 words.

Chapter 7 offers a novel theoretical framework for understanding market-making, based on relationality, nested relationality, and relational presence. Relationality occurs between actors,...

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Adjusting to Financial Instability in the Interwar Period

Giandomenico Piluso.

in Financial Elites and European Banking

August 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 14266 words.

The chapter provides a reconstruction and analysis of adjustment processes in the Italian financial system after the major cleavage of the First World War. It considers how pressures...

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Adjustment of MNE Geographic Market Strategy in Responding to the Rise of Local Competitors in an Emerging Market

J.T. Li and Zhenzhen Xie.

in The Oxford Handbook of Management in Emerging Markets

P ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: International Business. 9035 words.

Emerging economies are characterized by weak institutions but also a very dynamic competitive landscape. This chapter proposes that MNE subsidiaries may have to adjust their geographic...

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Adopt or Adapt

Kees Camfferman and Stephen A. Zeff.

in Aiming for Global Accounting Standards

March 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; International Business. 17103 words.

Between 2005 to 2007, several important jurisdictions announced plans to adopt IFRSs or to converge national standards with IFRSs. Canada announced the adoption of IFRSs beginning in 2011....

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Agricultural Co-operatives in China

Li Zhao.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mutual, Co-Operative, and Co-Owned Business

March 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Business Strategy; International Business. 5745 words.

Co-operatives have played a significant role in the agricultural sector in China, particularly since the promulgation of a first national co-operative law in 2007. This chapter offers an...

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Aiming for Global Accounting Standards

Kees Camfferman and Stephen A. Zeff.

March 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; International Business. 688 pages.

This book provides a historical study of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) from 2001 to 2011. During this period, the IASB and its International Financial Reporting...

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Alternative Explanations of Corporate Governance: A Critique of the Literature

Roger M. Barker.

in Corporate Governance, Competition, and Political Parties

January 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 9702 words.

The proposed hypothesis of European corporate governance change is contrasted with existing explanations of corporate governance from a range of academic disciplines. It is argued that,...

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Amazon and eBay: Online Retailers as Market Makers

Suresh Kotha and Sandip Basu.

in The Market Makers

February 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 8895 words.

In this chapter, Suresh Kotha and Sandip Basu describe the effects of recent technological changes on retailing, in particular the development of the Internet and of overnight delivery...

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American Occupation, Market Order, and Democracy: Reconfiguring the Steel Industry in Japan and Germany after the Second World War

Gary Herrigel.

in Americanization and Its Limits

January 2004; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 30046 words.

Engagement with American practices and ideas in the period after the Second World War differed in Germany and Japan compared to in many of the other political economies considered in this...

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Americanization and Its Limits

Edited by Jonathan Zeitlin and Gary Herrigel.

January 2004; p ublished online September 2007 .

Book. Subjects: International Business. 432 pages.

Throughout the evolution of the modern world economy, new models of productive efficiency and business organization have emerged — in Britain in the 19th century, in the US in the early...

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Americanization: Ideology or Process? The Case of the United States Technical Assistance and Productivity Programme

Jacqueline McGlade.

in Americanization and Its Limits

January 2004; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 10837 words.

This chapter examines the New Left argument that the Marshall Plan evolved out of the corporatist framework of American foreign economic policy-making set before the Second World War. It...

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Americanizing British Engineering? Strategic Debate, Selective Adaptation, and Hybrid Innovation in Post-War Reconstruction, 1945–1960

Jonathan Zeitlin.

in Americanization and Its Limits

January 2004; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 15133 words.

This chapter seeks to sketch out the contours of British debates about Americanization and reconstruction in a key sector of manufacturing: the engineering or metalworking industries. Its...

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Amoeba Innovation: The Alternative to Ventures

Robert Kneller.

in Bridging Islands

August 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 17014 words.

In Japan, it has been more common for new technical opportunities to be exploited by established companies moving into new fields. This chapter examines this phenomenon and tries to explain...

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Another Miracle?

Gordon Redding and Michael A. Witt.

in The Future of Chinese Capitalism: Choices and Chances

January 2010; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 4781 words.

There have been indications of an economic miracle in China. It is important to understand the surroundings of the complex question: How will China modernize? This book attempts to...

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Antioquia Entrepreneur Group (GEA)'s Strategies for Facing International Competitors: The Case of the Food Manufacturing Group

Héctor Ochoa.

in Can Latin American Firms Compete?

October 2007; p ublished online January 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 9784 words.

This chapter presents the results of a study conducted in Colombia to determine how some Latin American companies successfully expanded into international markets, and to identify business...

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Approach of the Indian Multinational Enterprises to Developed and Developing Markets and Subsidiaries

Mohan Thite.

in Emerging Indian Multinationals

June 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 13570 words.

Based on editors’ research, this chapter presents the research findings of four Indian multinationals on three distinct but related sections: strategic intent, control and coordination, and...

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Approaches to Skills in the Asian Developmental States

Johnny Sung and Arwen Raddon.

in The Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training

February 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Business Strategy; International Business. 8847 words.

The developmental state model was proposed in the early 1990s as a better means of understanding the mechanisms underlying the rapid growth of the Asian Tiger economies, when compared to...

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Approaching the Challenge

Mark Mason.

in Europe and the Japanese Challenge

November 1997; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 13478 words.

This chapter discusses the development of Japanese foreign direct investment (FDI) in Europe. Japanese FDI first entered European markets towards the end of the last century and established...

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