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Firms in the International Economy: Firm Heterogeneity Meets International Business

Sjoerd Beugelsdijk, Steven Brakman, Hans van Ees, and Harry Garretsen


International Economics (IE) and International Business (IB) are usually treated as two separate disciplines. With the advent of new trade theory the firm was reintroduced in IE and the fields more and more discuss the same topics. This book shows that IE as well as IB could benefit from each other.

Keywords: Firms, Heterogeneity, International Economics, International Business

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780262019743
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019743.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sjoerd Beugelsdijk, editor

Steven Brakman, editor

Hans van Ees, editor

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Sjoerd Beugelsdijk, Steven Brakman, Hans van Ees, and Harry Garretsen

I Firm-Specific Advantages

1 International Business Theory for International Economists

Alan M. Rugman, and Quyen T. K. Nguyen

2 Exports versus Foreign Direct Investments

Filomena Pietrovito, Alberto Franco Pozzolo, and Luca Salvatici

II Firm-Environment Interaction

4 Foreign Firms and Local Communities

Bruce Blonigen, and Cheyney O’Fallon

5 Institutional Quality and FDI to the South

Julia Darby, Rodolphe Desbordes, and Ian Wooton

III Boundaries of the Firm

8 Make or Buy

Verena Nowak, Christian Schwarz, and Jens Suedekum

9 Global Value Chains during the Great Trade Collapse

Carlo Altomonte, Filippo Di Mauro, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Armando Rungi, and Vincent Vicard

IV Innovation and Technology Transfer

11 Innovation Offshoring and Inventor Substitution

Roger Smeets, and Laura Abramovsky

12 Heterogeneous Firms, Trade, and Economic Policy

Michael Pflüger, and Stephan Russek

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