Book: Elements of Multinational Strategy by Keith Head, Springer: 2008. This book is available in print (e.g., from the UBC Bookstore) or online via SpringerLink for UBC students (click on the above link for the PDF file). The material covered in this course follows chapters 6-9 and 11-13 in Professor Head's book closely. To access the online version, make sure that you are connecting from a UBC domain or through the UBC virtual private network (myVPN.ubc.ca).
Newspaper Articles: You are required to read and prepare assigned articles and cases in advance of the class in which the articles are discussed. Most URLs on this web page provide direct links to the resources as some newspapers and magazines offer limited but free access. Other URLs involve authentication through UBC's EZproxy. If you encounter problems accessing an article, please contact the instructor. Alternative access is available through ProQuest for The Economist magazine and the The New York Times newspaper.Entry Modes
- Keith Bradsher: Toyota and Chinese Carmaker in Joint Venture,
The New York Times, August 30, 2002.
- Keith Bradsher: China's Embrace of Foreign Cars,
The New York Times, April 8, 2014.
- Edmund Faltermayer: US companies come back home,
Fortune, December 30, 1991.
- John Tagliabue: Taking Their Blocks and Playing Toymaker Elsewhere,
The New York Times, November 20, 2006.
- Moving back to America: The dwindling allure of building factories offshore,
The Economist, May 12, 2011.
- Coming Home: A growing number of American companies are moving their manufacturing back to the United States,
The Economist, January 19, 2013.
- David Barboza: Supply Chain for iPhone Highlights Costs in China,
The New York Times, July 5, 2010.
- Bringing home the beer: InBev succeeds in its $52 billion bid for Anheuser-Busch,
The Economist, July 14, 2008.
- Eric Pfanner: British Lawmakers Accuse Multinationals of `Immorally' Avoiding Taxes,
The New York Times, December 3, 2012.
- Eric Pfanner: Starbucks Offers to Pay More British Tax Than Required,
The New York Times, December 6, 2012.
- Patch-up job: Taxmen are doing whatever they can to squeeze more from line businesses,
The Economist, January 25, 2014.
- Gerrit Wiesmann: Brands that stop at the border,
Financial Times, October 6, 2006.
- Heather Timmons: McDonald's Vegetarian Restaurants: Latest in Long, Tough Battle to Woo India,
The New York Times, September 5, 2012.
- Howard French: Whose patent is it, anyway?,
New York Times, March 5, 2005.
- Jim Yardley: Horrific Fire Revealed a Gap in Safety for Global Brands,
The New York Times, December 6, 2012.
- Stephanie Clifford and Steven Greenhouse: Fast and Flawed Inspections of Factories Abroad,
The New York Times, September 1, 2013.
- Of coups and coverage: Political turmoil is costly unless you are fully insured,
The Economist, April 4, 2007.
- Cui Rong: More firms in China think globally, hire locally: Management ranks get a new makeup as expat costs grow,
The Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2006.
- Kathy Tomlinson: Canadian banks helping clients bend rules to move money out of China,
The Globe and Mail, September 8, 2015.
- Chris Atchison: Resisting bribery, and other tales of expansion abroad,
The Globe and Mail, August 20, 2015.
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