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The eclectic paradigm as an envelope for economic and business theories of MNE activity

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    This paper updates some of the author's thinking on the eclectic paradigm of international production, and relates it to a number of mainstream, but context-specific economic and business theories. It suggests that by dynamizing the paradigm, and widening it to embrace asset-augmenting foreign direct investment and MNE, activity it may still claim to be the dominant paradigm explaining the extent and pattern of the foreign value added activities of firms in a globalizing, knowledge intensive and alliance based market economy.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Business Review.

    Volume (Year): 9 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April)
    Pages: 163-190

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    Keywords: Eclectic paradigm Foreign direct investment Multinational enterprise;

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