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Unwanted company : foreign investment in American industries

Author: Jonathan Crystal
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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In the last quarter century, the U.S. economy has been transformed by a large inflow of direct investment from abroad. Foreign companies, mainly from Europe and Japan, have built factories and  Read more...

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"Unwanted Company usefully draws our attention to the impact of political factors on firms' decisions to translate their desire for greater profit into preferences for supportive government action. Read more...

 
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