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    The presence of foreign multinationals in the UK boosts innovation by domestic firms

The presence of foreign multinationals in the UK boosts innovation by domestic firms

The importance of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the global economy has become increasingly apparent over time, framing the debate about their impact on the recipient economies. Countries fiercely compete to attract MNEs in light of the expected benefits that may stem from their presence and operations, despite the lack of consensus in the academic literature […]

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    TPP may benefit both global businesses and the developing countries where they operate

TPP may benefit both global businesses and the developing countries where they operate

Posted September/2015
At times, negotiations have been close to failing in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the free trade area (FTA) being negotiated by 12 countries in the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific. These difficulties can be explained by two main factors. First, countries involved (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the US and Vietnam) are […]

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    Book Review: Dealing With China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower

Book Review: Dealing With China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower

Dealing With China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower by Henry M. Paulson, Jr. Grand Central Publishing. 2015.

As President George W. Bush’s Treasury secretary from July 2006 through January 2009, Henry Paulson was the president’s leading policy adviser on both domestic and international issues. During this time, he spearheaded U.S. – China relations and advocated for competitive and liberalized capital markets […]

The top ten ways in which firms and universities interact

When working on a recent book, charting The Impact of the Social Sciences, my co-authors Simon Bastow and Jane Tinkler and I talked with dozens of corporate executives, scientists and academics about business-university linkages in the UK. In those conversations we found that many people on both sides of the fence tended to not see or minimize linkages at […]