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Who gets what: the MNE, the national state and the distributional effects of globalization

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  • T Agmon

    (School of Business Administration, The College of Management, Rishon Lezion, Israel)

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    Globalization is the outcome of the interface between national states and MNEs. It is a negotiated solution rather than perfect market equilibrium. Even in a global liberalized world, national states are trying to generate as much welfare for their residents as they can, while MNEs try to maximize their value. This creates a bargaining situation. A stylized game theory model is presented and discussed, in order to gain insights into the income distributional effects of the globalization process. Two important features of the model are: (a) that there is a need for a carefully spelt out strategy, and (b) that optimal solutions depend on an ability to identify the elements of the bargaining where the opportunity cost is low. A case study of the negotiation between the State of Israel and Intel is presented as an illustration for this general model. Journal of International Business Studies (2003) 34, 416–427. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400041

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    Volume (Year): 34 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 5 (September)
    Pages: 416-427

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    1. Vaaler, Paul M. & Aguilera, Ruth V. & Flores, Ricardo G., 2007. "New Methods for Ex Post Evaluation of Regional Grouping Schemes in International Business Research: A Simulated Annealing Approach," Working Papers 07-0105, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Business.
    2. Ott, Ursula F., 2013. "International Business Research and Game Theory: Looking beyond the Prisoner's Dilemma," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 22(2), pages 480-491.
    3. Anwar, Sajid & Nguyen, Lan Phi, 2011. "Foreign direct investment and trade: The case of Vietnam," Research in International Business and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(1), pages 39-52, January.
    4. Wyk, J.J. van, 2006. "Risk Formation and Management in International Business," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-196758, Tilburg University.

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