Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Location of Affiliates and Degree of Internationalisation: An Analysis of the World's Largest 664 TNCs

Contents:

Author Info

Abstract

This paper analyses the profile of the world largest 664 transnational companies, in terms of the locational structure of their foreign affiliates. Two basic indices are used: (a) a Network Spread index which assesses the extent to which companies spread their activities in various countries of the world; (b) an Internationalisation index which assesses the foreign projection of the company by the percentage of affiliates located abroad in relation to the total number of company's affiliates. When possible and suitable, the results on these indices are compared to data on the macroeconomy. The analysis considers the locational profile in relation to: size of the firm, country of origin of the transnational and industry in which the companies operate.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://www.sbu.ac.uk/cibs/acrobats/14anto98.pdf
File Function: Full text
Download Restriction: None

Bibliographic Info

Paper provided by London South Bank University CIBS in its series CIBS Research Papers in International Business with number 14-98.

as in new window
Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 1998
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:sbu:cibswp:14-98

Contact details of provider:
Postal: London South Bank University Business School 103 Borough Road London SE1 0AA United Kingdom
Phone: +44 171 815 7731
Fax: +44 171 815 7076
Web page: http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/cibs
More information through EDIRC

Order Information:
Email:
Web: http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/cibs/

Related research

Keywords: location of affiliates and degree of internationalisation;

References

References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
as in new window
  1. Charles Oman, 1996. "The Policy Challenges of Globalisation and Regionalisation," OECD Development Centre Policy Briefs 11, OECD Publishing.
  2. Daniel Sullivan, 1994. "Measuring the Degree of Internationalization of a Firm," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 25(2), pages 325-342, June.
  3. Paul R. Krugman, 1985. "Increasing Returns and the Theory of International Trade," NBER Working Papers 1752, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Vernon, Raymond, 1979. "The Product Cycle Hypothesis in a New International Environment," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 41(4), pages 255-67, November.
  5. James R. Markusen, 1995. "The Boundaries of Multinational Enterprises and the Theory of International Trade," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 9(2), pages 169-189, Spring.
  6. Helpman, Elhanan, 1984. "A Simple Theory of International Trade with Multinational Corporations," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 92(3), pages 451-71, June.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

Citations

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:sbu:cibswp:14-98. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Michael Rigby).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.