The multinational enterprise and subsidiary evolution: Scotland since 1945

Dimitratos, P., Liouka, I., Ross, D. and Young, S. (2009) The multinational enterprise and subsidiary evolution: Scotland since 1945. Business History, 51(3), pp. 401-425. (doi: 10.1080/00076790902844013)

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This paper explores the major developments in the multinational enterprise (MNE) literature; along with the research conducted on Scottish-based MNE subsidiaries and the policy changes that have taken place in Scotland aimed at promoting foreign direct investment (FDI). It is suggested that subsidiaries may evolve from the branch plant to the developmental and the entrepreneurial subsidiary type; with each of these three subsidiary types contributing differently to the economic development of the host country. The empirical evidence from an in-depth analysis of IBM, Greenock, Scotland attests to the importance of the entrepreneurial subsidiary activities for the host economy. Implications for research and public policy are discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ross, Professor Duncan and Dimitratos, Professor Pavlos and Young, Professor Stephen
Authors: Dimitratos, P., Liouka, I., Ross, D., and Young, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Economic and Social History
Journal Name:Business History
Published Online:08 June 2009

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427351Transfer from Strathclyde UniversityPavlos DimitratosEconomic & Social Research Council (ESRC)RES-000-22-0621-AManagement