volume 22, issue 4, P329-350 2014
DOI: 10.1108/mbr-08-2014-0044
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Miguel M. Torres, L. Jeremy Clegg

Abstract: AbstractPurpose -Using the case of pro-internationalization policy intended to promote outward investment, this paper investigates whether a non-scientific approach to official policy design causes the persistence of inefficient "top-down" policies, that is to say, based on conventional wisdom, custom and practice, and potentially flawed evaluation methods. We ask if policy redesign using a "bottom-up" approach, to complement "top-down" policy, could better yield the desired specific and effective impacts sou…

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