International Business and Government Relations in the 21st Century

International Business and Government Relations in the 21st Century

This book offers an outlook on relations between national governments and multinational companies that provides broad coverage on the key issues likely to determine that relationship in the new century. From the perspective of the company decision maker concerned with national regulation and incentive policies, to the host government policy maker in an emerging market, to the home government policy-maker in a Triad country, each dimension is considered and analyzed in light of the others.


"With a virtual whoas-who from the field of international business-government relations, this volume analyzes complementary and antagonistic interactions between firms and governments. Rich in new detail, but grounded in a thorough historical appreciation of the literature, this work will appeal to academics and practitioners in developed and developing countries alike." Theodore H. Moran, Marcus Wallenberg Professor of International Business and Finance, Georgetown University

"Robert Grosse, who is one of the leading authorities on relations between multinational enterprises and governments, has done a great service to the academic and managerial communities by bringing together the perspectives of some of the finest researchers on this extremely important topicoThis book is required reading for researchers and managers interested in gaining a nuanced appreciation of multinational-government relations, while academics and doctoral students will come to rely on it as a handy reference book." Sushil Vachani, Associate Professor of Strategy Policy and Faculty Director, DBA Program, Boston University

"This book defines the terms of reference for exploring the relationship between international companies and governments in the early 21st century. It revisits the idea that the relationship really involves more actors than just national governments and multinational companies local governments, employees, pressure groups, and others are highly relevant stakeholders whose perspectives need to be considered in setting strategy and policy." Karl P. Sauvant, Director, Division on Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development, UNCTAD