volume 28, issue 4, P429-446 2020
DOI: 10.1108/mbr-06-2020-0128
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Mark Casson

Abstract: Purpose This paper aims to introduce economic history as a new stream of international business (IB) research. It offers a long-term perspective on how the IB has evolved over time, focussing on the interplay between multinational enterprise and the nation state. Design/methodology/approach The paper uses existing scholarly literature on international economic history to develop eight key propositions regarding the interface between the politics and economics of foreign direct investment (FDI). Findings T…

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