THE ECONOMICS OF THE MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISE

ECM 120 THE ECONOMICS OF THE MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISE

ESSAYS AND SEMINAR TOPICS
13 October 2019
Professor Marina Papanastassiou
m.papanastasiou@mdx.ac.uk
marina.papanastassiou@reading.ac.uk

You should write an essay of around 2000-2500 words on one of the three topics
below. The topics will also serve as the subject for discussion at the seminar. One of
topics should be submitted before the seminar date. The class for the seminar will be
the on the 18th November 2019.
Each presentation will last 15 minutes followed by 5-8 minutes of questions.
Presentations will be based on the topic/essay selected.
Essays must be uploaded on Blackboard at 12:00pm (GMT) Monday November 11th.
TOPICS
1. Outline the evolution of the Multinational Enterprise and its role in the world
economy, over the past 100 years. Has the theory of international direct investment
and MNE been influenced and informed by understanding this evolution?
2. Describe the predictions of the traditional theory of foreign direct investment.
Outline the evidence quoted by Hymer to demonstrate the inadequacy of this
approach.

3. Identify any Multinational Enterprise (MNE) with production activities
(subsidiary) in any market, developed or emerging markets) and critically discuss the
MNE’s strategic motivation for entering that particular market.

 

CONVENOR, PROFESSOR MARINA PAPANASTASSIOU
(VISITOR)

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