Elements of Multinational Strategy

Keith Head


Published version now available from Springer. The ISBN of the less expensive soft-cover version is 978-3-540-74438-2.

For universities (like UBC) that have access rights to SpringerLink, you should be able to view PDF versions of each chapter from the ebook version as long as you are doing so from a University that subscribes to SpringerLink or using a VPN to connect from home.

Instructions for VPN access to UBC resources for those who have campus-wide login accounts.

Note on the cover: The picture shows the Nanpu Bridge which spans the Huangpu river from the old section of Shanghai (Puxi) to the Pudong (east bank) area. Built in 1991, it was initially the only bridge over the river. Now there are four bridges and three tunnels. Pudong was mainly farmland until 1991. Now it hosts a financial centre, free trade zone, hi-tech park, and the investments of many multinational enterprises. I think of the bridge as symbolizing the way MNEs form linkages between economies.

Lecture handouts and slides

Lectures given in Commerce 498, January-April 2009. The pre-lecture versions are suitable for printing and bringing to class (handout form with 2 slides per page). They exclude pictures and occasionally other information to be filled in at the lecture. A post-lecture version will be put online after the last lecture given on the chapter.

Chapter 1: Business Across Borders Pre-lecture handout version (PDF) , and Final PPT

Chapter 2: Gains From Trade Pre-lecture handout version (PDF) and Final PPT

Reading 2: Globalization, it is not just wages handout with study questions and PPT with answers

Chapter 3: Factor Advantages Pre-lecture handout version and Final PPT

Chapter 4: Trade Costs Pre-lecture handout version and Final PPT

Chapter 5: Trade Rules Pre-lecture handout version and Final PPT

Chapter 6: Market Adaptation Pre-lecture handout version and Final PPT

Midterm study questions and answers .

Chapter 7: Multinational Formation Pre-lecture handout version and Final PPT (big file due to pictures)

Chapter 8: Internalization Pre-lecture handout version and Final PPT

Chapter 10: Foreign Exchange Risk single version

Chapter 9: Competitive Interactions handout

Chapter 11: Political Risk handout

Study question: Political Risk Strategy and sunk costs

Answer: Political Risk Strategy and sunk costs

Note that the midterm study questions above also had a some questions for the final exam.

Chapter 12: International Taxation handout

Chapter 13: Expatriate Assignment PPT