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Unwanted company : foreign investment in American industries

Author: Jonathan Crystal
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2003.
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"Unwanted Company examines the different ways in which important U.S. industries (including semiconductors, automobiles, steel, consumer electronics, telecommunications, and airlines) reacted to this new challenge. It focuses on the political responses of U.S.-owned firms to how Washington ought to regulate foreign direct investment and how it ought to treat foreign-owned firms in the United States.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Crystal
ISBN: 0801441234 9780801441233
OCLC Number: 51587799
Description: xii, 230 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The challenge of incoming foreign direct investment --
Political responses to foreign investment --
An economic response : consumer electronics and steel --
An ambivalent response : semiconductors and automobiles --
A liberal response : machine tools and antifriction bearings --
A strategic response : airlines and telecommunication services --
Political variables and policy preferences.
Responsibility: Jonathan Crystal.
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"Unwanted Company examines the different ways in which important U.S. industries (including semiconductors, automobiles, steel, consumer electronics, telecommunications, and airlines) reacted to this new challenge. It focuses on the political responses of U.S.-owned firms to how Washington ought to regulate foreign direct investment and how it ought to treat foreign-owned firms in the United States.

"Some industries welcomed (or at least didn't oppose) foreign investment, whereas others sought restrictive and discriminatory policies. Crystal demonstrates how the nature of the domestic political environment shapes the translation of economic interests into policy preferences."--Jacket.

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