Business enterprises, Foreign and Investments, Foreign
There is a large literature dealing with the spillover effects of foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to emerging and developing economies at the aggregate level. Beyond the aggregate impacts, a growing number of studies also examine the impact of FDI spillovers on firms of different sizes, especially small and medium enterprises (SME). This book is dedicated to exploring issues relating to the various interactions between FDI flows, productivity spillovers and SMEs in Asia and beyond. It studies globalization, FDI, and regional innovation in China, and trade and investment liberalization in India. It analyses how to promote SMEs and enhance labor productivity in Singapore. It investigates the impact of intellectual property rights processes on productivity growth. It documents the use of finance and financing patterns of informal firms. It uses empirical analysis to point out the limitations of traditional banks lending to SMEs and suggests possible policy approaches facilitating them to access growth capital. It also provides an empirical investigation of the main determinants of entrepreneurial activities.
Investments, Foreign--Mexico--History, Elite (Social sciences)--Mexico--History, Businesspeople--Mexico--History, Industrial policy--Mexico--History, and Business enterprises, Foreign--Mexico--History
The relationship between business and politics is crucial to understanding Mexican history, and Pesos and Politics explores this relationship from the mid-nineteenth century dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz through the Mexican Revolution (1876–1940). Historian Mark Wasserman argues that throughout this era, over the course of successive regimes, there was an evolving enterprise system that had to balance the interests of the Mexican national elite, state and local governments, large foreign corporations, and individual foreign entrepreneurs. During and after the Revolution these groups were joined by organized labor and organized peasants. Contrary to past assessments, Wasserman argues that no one of these groups was ever powerful enough to dominate another. Because Mexican governments and elites committed themselves to economic models that relied on foreign investment and technology, they had to reach a balance that simultaneously attracted foreign entrepreneurs, but did not allow them to become too powerful or too privileged. Concentrating on the three most important sectors of the Mexican economy: mining, agriculture, and railroads, and employing a series of case studies of the careers of prominent Mexican business people and the operations of large U.S.-owned ranching and mining companies, Wasserman effectively demonstrates that Mexicans in fact controlled their economy from the 1880s through 1940; foreigners did not exploit the country; and, Mexicans established, sometimes shakily, sometimes unplanned, a system of relations between foreigners, elite and government (and later unions and peasant organizations) that maintained checks and balances on all parties.
Investments, Foreign--China and Business enterprises, Foreign--Government policy--China
The must-read summary of James McGregor's book:'One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China'.This complete summary of the ideas from James McGregor's book'One Billion Customers'shows that it is difficult to emphasise just how important the Chinese economy will end up becoming to the global economy in the future. China has already surpassed Britain as the world's fourth-largest economy and is now well on its way to becoming the world's largest market. In his book, the author explains that foreign companies are therefore flocking to get a foothold in China before the market really becomes well established. This summary offers an insight into how the Chinese do business and how to understand and work with them in order to succeed in business in the future.Added-value of this summary:• Save time• Understand key concepts• Expand your knowledgeTo learn more, read'One Billion Customers'and find out what you need to do in order to access the market in China and sell over a billion products.