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International Business, 3rd Edition by Vyuptakesh Sharan

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Modes of International Business

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New York Stock Exchange, New York, USA

CHAPTER OBJECTIVES

The present chapter discusses the various modes through which international business is operated. In particular, the chapter attempts to:

  • Explain the factors influencing the choice of a particular mode of international business.
  • Describe the features, merits, and demerits of direct and indirect trade as well as counter-trade.
  • Evaluate various forms of contractual entry mode.
  • Distinguish between foreign direct investment and foreign portfolio investment.
  • Explain the nature and forms of mergers and acquisitions and the motivations behind such moves. ...

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