The course is assessed on the basis of a mid-term paper and a final two-hour in-class exam.
[RR = required reading; SR = supplementary reading]
Session 2. Trade and Investment in the World Economy
RR: Julius (1990)
Session 3. International Competitiveness -- Concepts and Theories
RR: The Fight over Competitiveness (1994); Krugman (1994);
SR: Prestowitz (1989); Thurow (1992); Wood (1994)
Session 5. Competitiveness and National Security
RR: Borrus and Zysman (1992); Kuttner (1991, chap.6)
SR: Borrus, Sandholtz, Weber and Zysman (1992)
Session 6. The EC Commission's White Paper on Competitiveness
RR: Commission of the European Communities (1993); Jackson (1993, chap.7); Strange (1995)
SR: Commission of the European Communities (1994); Young and Hamill (1992)
Session 8. Home Governments and Domestic Firms: Industrial and Trade Policy
RR: Tyson and Yoffie (1993)
SR: Milner (1988)
Session 9. Host Governments and Foreign Firms: History and Theory
RR: Behrman and Grosse (1990, chap.1); Dunning (1991);
SR: Rugman and Verbeke (1990, chaps 2,6); Safarian (1991)
Session 10. Host Governments and Foreign Firms: Contemporary Issues
RR: Cowhey and Aronson (1993, chaps 1-4)
SR: Dunning (1988)
Session 11. Global Competition Rules
RR: Cowhey and Aronson (1993, chaps 8-10)
Baldwin, Richard E. 1988. Trade Policy in a Changing World Economy. New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf.
Behrman, Jack N. and Robert E. Grosse. 1990. International Business and Governments: Issues and Institutions. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press.
Borrus, Michael, Wayne Sandholtz, Steve Weber and John Zysman. 1992. "Epilogue." Chap. in Sandholtz et.al., The Highest Stakes. New York: Oxford University Press.
_______ and John Zysman. 1992. "Industrial Competitiveness and American National Security." Chap. in Sandholtz et.al., The Highest Stakes. New York: Oxford University Press.
Cohen, Stephen and John Zysman. 1989. "Diverging Trajectories." In Politics and Productivity, eds Chalmers Johnson, Laura D'Andrea Tyson and John Zysman, 39-53. New York: Harper Business.
Commission of the European Communities. 1993. "Growth, Competitiveness and Employment: The Challenges and Ways Forward into the 21st Century." Bulletin of the European Communities, Supplement 6.
_______. 1994. "An Industrial Competitiveness Policy for the European Union." Bulletin of the European Union, Supplement 3.
Cowhey, Peter F. and Jonathan D. Aronson. 1993. Managing the World Economy. New York: Council of Foreign Relations.
Dore, Ronald. 1986. Flexible Rigidities. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Dunning, John H. 1988. "Cross-Border Corporate Integration and Regional Integration." Chap. in Explaining International Production. London: Unwin Hyman.
_______. 1990. "The Globalisation of Firms and the Competitiveness of Countries: Some Implications for the Theory of International Production." Chap. in Globalisation of Firms and the Competitiveness of Nations, John Dunning, Bruce Kogut and Magnus Blomstroem. Lund: Institute of Economic Research.
_______. 1991. "Governments and Multinational Enterprises: From Confrontation to Co-operation?" Millennium 20, no.2: 225-43.
"The Fight over Competitiveness." 1994. Foreign Affairs 73, no.2: 28-44.
Garten, Jeffrey. 1993. A Cold Peace. New York: Times Books.
Hart, Jeffrey A. 1992. Rival Capitalists. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
Hughes, Kirsty S. 1990. "Competition, Innovation, and Industrial Performance." In Structural Change in the World Economy, eds Allan Webster and John H. Dunning, 49-66. London: Routledge.
Jackson, Tim. 1993. Turning Japanese. London: Harper Collins.
Julius, DeAnne. 1990. Global Companies and Public Policy. London: Royal Institute of International Affairs.
Krugman, Paul. 1987. "Strategic Sectors and International Competition." In U.S. Trade Policies in a Changing World Economy, ed. Robert Stern, 207-32. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
_______. 1994. "Competitiveness: A Dangerous Obsession." Foreign Affairs 73, no.2: 28-44.
Kuttner, Robert. 1991. The End of Laissez-Faire. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.
Milner, Helen. 1988. Resisting Protectionism. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
O'Brien, Richard. 1992. Global Financial Integration: The End of Geography. New York: Royal Institute of International Affairs.
Porter, Michael E. 1990. The Competitive Advantage of Nations. London: Macmillan.
Prestowitz, Jr., Clyde V. 1989. Trading Places. New York: Basic Books.
Ramstetter, Eric D. and William E. James. 1993. "Transnational Corporations, Japan-United States Economic Relations, and Economic Policy: The Uncomfortable Reality." Transnational Corporations 2, no.3: 65-96.
Rugman, Alan and Alain Verbeke. 1990. Global Corporate Strategy and Trade Policy. London: Routledge.
Safarian, A.E. 1991. "Firm and Government Strategies." In Multinationals and Europe 1992, eds B. Buergenheier and J.J. Mucchielli, 187-203. London: Routledge.
Schwab, Klaus and Claude Smadja. 1994. "Power and Policy: The New Economic World Order." Harvard Business Review November/December: 40-50.
Strange, Susan. 1995. "European Business in Japan: A Policy Crossroads." Journal of Common Market Studies 33, no.1: 1-25.
Thurow, Lester C. 1992. Head to Head: The Coming Economic Battle among Japan, Europe, and America. New York: Morrow.
Tyson, Laura D'Andrea. 1992. Who's Bashing Whom: Trade Conflict in High Technology Industries. Washington: Institute for International Economics.
_______ and David B. Yoffie. 1993. "Semiconductors: From Manipulated to Managed Trade." In Beyond Free Trade, ed. David B. Yoffie, 29-78. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
Westney, Eleanor. 1993. "Country Patterns in R&D;Organization: The United States and Japan." In Country Competitiveness, ed. Bruce Kogut, 36-53. New York: Oxford University Press.
Wood, Adrian. 1994. North-South Trade, Employment and Inequality: Changing Fortunes in a Skill-Driven World. Oxford: Clarendon.
Young, Stephen and James Hamill. 1992. Europe and the Multinationals. Aldershot: Edward Elgar.
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