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Globalization and the Small Open Economy (New Horizons in International Business)

Globalization and the Small Open Economy (New Horizons in International Business)

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Globalization and the Small Open Economy investigates the specific role of small open countries in a globalizing economic system and assesses the unique pressures and opportunities afforded them by globalization.

Traditionally, in contrast to large countries, small open economies (SOEs) have relied on international economic policy rather than domestic policy as a means to foster national economic development. Their firms also have a far greater reliance on host countries to gain competitive advantagethan those of larger nations. This would suggest that globalization has potentially a far greater impact on SOEs than on large countries. The contributors to this volume concur with this view and seek to outline the challenges and opportunities faced by policymakers and managers of multinational enterprises from SOEs. They examine the role of government, environmental policy, inward and outward foreign direct investment and multinational management and conclude that, on balance, globalization provides more of an opportunity than a threat to economic growth in these countries.

An innovative set of papers with fascinating new insights on the present and future role of small, open countries in the global economy. This will be an important new reference source for academics and students, public policy research institutes, international business scholars and trade economists.