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Global cities: A multi-disciplinary review and research agenda

Dwarka Chakravarty, Anthony Goerzen, Martina Musteen and Mujtaba Ahsan

Journal of World Business, 2021, vol. 56, issue 3

Abstract: Multinational enterprise (MNE) location decisions are central to international business (IB) scholarship and research shows that global cities are key MNE investment locations. Despite growing awareness of their importance to MNEs, most literature on global cities resides outside the IB domain. To provide IB scholars with a foundation to advance global city research, we conduct a multi-disciplinary review of top journal articles organized into three themes: the nature of global cities, MNE strategic decisions in global cities, and outcomes of MNE investment in global cities. We use this framework to synthesize findings, discuss theoretical implications, and provide future research directions.

Keywords: Global city; Multinational enterprise; Location choice; Foreign direct investment; Multi-disciplinary review; Research directions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jwb.2020.101182

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