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By John Dunning

ISBN-10: 0203013174

ISBN-13: 9780203013175

ISBN-10: 0415184118

ISBN-13: 9780415184113

At the 40th anniversary of its unique ebook, Dunning has up-to-date this seminal vintage, including a brand new advent and concluding bankruptcy that places the paintings in modern viewpoint. This used to be the 1st research to check the level and influence of overseas direct invesment in a bunch of nations.

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32 Then followed several months of cut-throat competition between the two concerns. 33 Eventually, a market-sharing agreement was reached in September 1902; Ogden’s became part of the Imperial Tobacco Group, which was given the monopoly of the British and Irish markets, while the United States and its dependencies were to be supplied by the American Tobacco Company. A new firm, the British-American Tobacco Co. Ltd was set up to handle the remainder of the export business and was allocated factories both in the United States and in the United Kingdom.

3 per cent of the total US holdings. 7 per cent. The upward trend in petroleum investments has been even more noticeable. Until 1939, the activities of American oil companies were almost entirely confined to the marketing of the finished product imported from overseas, while since the war, investment has been primarily directed to the expansion of refining capacity. Between 1945 and 1955, for example, nearly $200 million was invested by the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey and the Socony Vacuum Company of New York alone, in their British refineries at Fawley and Coryton respectively.

71 Though disputed at the time, there is little doubt that the US firms then operating in the United Kingdom, and those contemplating new factories, were less eager than previously to publicize their origin or to advertise their production and management methods—an attitude which persisted well into the following decade. Nevertheless, the infiltration of US capital continued on a wide front. 73 Three of these developments are worthy of special comment. First, in the chemical industry, the Monsanto Chemical Company of New York purchased a 50 per cent interest in the old-established Graeson Company in 1920, and aided by tariff protection (this time from German competition) expanded rapidly, introducing many new kinds of phenolic and plastic materials.

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