North American Firms in East Asia: HSBC Bank Canada Papers on Asia, Volume 5
Published: November 1999© 1999
230 Pages, 5.98 x 8.99 x 0.58 in
This volume examines how foreign firms, which are entering or operating in various Asian countries, have responded to the obstacles and opportunities which were identified in the preceding volumes of this series. There is an overview chapter and seven case studies of Canadian and American-based businesses.
The studies cover a variety of sectors such as telecommunication, finance, and engineering services. The authors highlight a range of issues that have to be resolved when operating in particular countries. The outcome of the bargaining process on entry into another country, for example, or the approach taken in personnel relations, can be critical to success or failure.
- Challenge and response: North American firms in East Asia - A.E. Safarian
- Persistent adaptability as survival strategy for MNCs in emerging markets: The case of Nortel Networks in China - Tony S. Frost
- Establishing a successful joint venture: Moore Business Forms in Japan - Paul W. Beamish
- Employee development in emerging markets: Lessons from Black & Decker Eastern Hemisphere - Allen J. Morrison
- Regional expansion in Asia-Pacific: CIBC Wood Gundy to Malaysia - Paul W. Beamish
- Building effective business relationships in China: The case of Richmond Engineering - Neil R. Abramson
- 'Interstitial opportunities' and the paradox of country risk: The case of Siam Canadian Foods, Inc. - Tony S. Frost
- Communicating across cultures: The case of Midstream and PetroVietnam - Kathleen E. Slaughter
- The foreign investment location decision: transaction costs, product life cycles, and psychic distance - Anthony Goerzen