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Service Multinationals: Conceptualization, Measurement and Theory

J J Boddewyn, Marsha Baldwin Halbrich and A C Perry
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J J Boddewyn: Baruch College
Marsha Baldwin Halbrich: Baruch College
A C Perry: The American University

Journal of International Business Studies, 1986, vol. 17, issue 3, 41-57

Abstract: The application of MNE definitions, measurements and theories to international services is still in its infancy, despite the considerable size and growth of this sector. There are problems in defining, classifying, measuring, comparing and explaining service MNEs, but they do not require special definitions and theories. Still, research to date suggests: (1) delinking the concepts of multinational enterprise and foreign direct investment under certain conditions, and (2) qualifying the nature of ownership, internalization and location advantages in FDI theory, as far as service MNEs are concerned.© 1986 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1986) 17, 41–57

Date: 1986
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