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Editors: Matthaus Bergmann and Timotheus Faust
Book Description:
This new book gathers the latest research from around the globe on business developments in multinational corporations, venture capital firms and non-profit organizations. The challenges of multinational companies (MNCs) in the particular areas of attraction and retention, training and career development of the local skilled labour workforce are analyzed using the data of 529 MNCs in six Asian countries. Also examined is the argument that the global coordination of MNC activities and possible local impacts on the subsidiary or host country level are connected. Furthermore, this book introduces the notion of alliance portfolio internationalization (API), which refers to the degree of foreignness of partners in a firm's collection of immediate alliance relationships. It is suggested that as a firm's API increases, financial performance is expected to initially decline, then improve, and finally decline again. Additionally, this book explores staged financing - a device very popular in reality, especially in venture capital financing. Over 90% of venture capital is invested through staged financing. Other chapters in this book examine the syndication of investment and its implications on the allocation of income rights and control rights, the current economics of nonprofit organizations, the impact of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) on the relationship between business definition and corporate growth, and an analysis of securitizations of corporate receivables, credit card debt, auto loans and leases, home equity loans, and non-agency guaranteed mortgages.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. People Management Challenges to Multinational Companies in Asia, pp. 1-40
(Connie Zheng, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia)

Chapter 2. Alliance Portfolio Internationalization, pp. 41-78
(Dovev Lavie, Steward R. Miller, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, and others)

Chapter 3. Uniting the Service Trinity in Non-Profit Community Organisations: A Sequence of Studies, Reflections and Implications for Theory and Practice in the Performing Arts, pp. 79-100
(Margee Hume and Gillian Sullivan-Mort, Department of Marketing, Griffith University)

Chapter 4. Explaining Individual Empowerment among Elderly Women Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations: The Israeli Case, pp. 101-122
(Liat Kulik, School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan)

Chapter 5. Local Outsourcing and Global Competition: the Case of New Product Development in MNC Subsidiaries located in Brazil, pp. 123-146
(Dirk Michael Boehe, IBMEC São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 6. A Cost of Capital Analysis of the Gains from Securitization, pp. 147-170
(Hugh Thomas, Zhiqiang Wang, Associate Professor of Finance, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong SAR, China)

Chapter 7. National Museum Websites: Colonizing and De-Colonizing, pp. 171-190
(Mary Leigh Morbey, York University, Toronto, Canada)

Chapter 8. Is Staged Financing Designed for Alleviating Risks or Agency Problems?, pp. 191-216
(Lanfang Wang and Susheng Wang, Econ Dept, HKUST, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong)

Chapter 9. Syndication as a Management Strategy, pp. 217-240
(Lanfang Wang and Susheng Wang, Econ Dept, HKUST, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong)

Chapter 10. The Economics of the Nonprofit Sector: Toward the Self-Sufficiency Paradigm, pp. 241-258
(Vladislav Valentinov, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe, Halle, Germany)

Chapter 11. M&A Impact on the Relationship between Business Definition and Corporate Growth, pp. 259-280
(Koji Wakabayashi, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 12. Perils and Promises of Information and Communication Technology for Developing Countries: The ICT Services Outsourcing Boom in India, pp. 281-292
(Tina Saebi, Geert Duysters, Bert Sadowski, UNU-MERIT, The Netherlands, and others)

Chapter 13. Social Capital in the Capitalisation of New Ventures: Accessing, Lubricating and Fitting, pp. 293-300
(Alistair R. Anderson, Sarah L. Jack and Sarah Drakopoulou Dodd, Federation of Small Business Professor, and Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, Kaim House, Garthdee, Aberdeen, and others)

Chapter 14. The Impact of Financial Services Firms Failures on the Careers of Financial Service Professionals, pp. 301-308
(Monika Hamori, Assistant Professor, IE Business School, Maria de Molina, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 15. Do Organizational Types Behave Differently? Theories and Evidences from the Italian Hospital Sector, pp. 309-320
(Monica Auteri, Dipartimento di Istituzioni Pubbliche, Economia e Societa, Universita Roma Tre and CREI, Italy)

Expert Commentary: , pp. 321-322
(Margee Hume and Gillian Sullivan-Mort,Department of Marketing, Griffith University)


      Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 7 x 10, 342pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-855-4
   Status: AV
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