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December 2000. Because of its size, China's "open door policy" launched twenty years ago constitutes a unique and vast laboratory for the study of major structural changes in China and the world economy.
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July 2000. This working paper on FDI in Lithuania, and the evolution of the underlying institutional framework, examines the main policy changes made to create a hospitable business environment in the country.
This paper reviews recent trends in international strategic alliances, which have grown more than five-fold between 1989 and 1999, paralleling the increase in cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As).
This STI Working Paper deals with this group of rapidly expanding firms. It does so by placing the discussion into a context of entrepreneurship, arguing that there are two main aspects to this notion: one of business start-ups and market entry, and another one of innovation.
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April 2000. Reports on trends in international direct investment tend to focus on recent developments. While such information is clearly of most relevance for policymakers and others interested in the pace and scale of globalisation...
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This paper looks at business approaches to commitment and implementation in the fight against bribery by examining the texts of 246 codes of corporate conduct issued by individual firms, business associations...
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Voluntary efforts to ensure that firms adhere to appropriate standards of business conduct have been an important recent development in international business.
This paper deals with the contribution of information and communication technology (ICT) to economic growth and to labour and multi-factor productivity.
This paper examines recent trends and drivers of cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As) which grew six-fold in 1991-98 and now account for more than 85% of foreign direct investment.
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This working paper concentrates on the relevance of the aspirations and commitments set forth in corporate codes in addressing public concerns, focusing in some detail on how these issues are addressed.