2000-2009

Success Strategies and Knowledge Transfer in Cross-Border Consulting Operations

 

Success Strategies and Knowledge Transfer in Cross-Border Consulting Operations analyzes the international operations of consulting firms.

Apart from developing a theoretical framework which differs from traditional theories about international trade, the main issues analyzed in this book are:

  • Success determinants when tendering for international consulting contracts.
  • The choice between exports, acquisition of a local firm or establishing a greenfield office when entering foreign markets.
  • The extent and nature of knowledge transfer to emerging markets.The role of development agencies in international consulting projects.
  • The trend towards, and consequences of, more management services included in international projects.
  • The effects on competition when state-owned consulting firms are allowed to operate in the international market.

The empirical analysis of these issues is based on a unique database of individual tender documents which Swedish consulting firms have submitted abroad.. 

Integrating Immigrants into the Nordic Labour Markets

An Overall Perspective

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Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden face similar problems of integrating large groups of immigrants, especially low-educated ones from outside the EU, into their labour markets. In this volume, edited by Lars Calmfors, IFN, and Nora Sánchez Gassen in cooperation with researchers from across the Nordic Region analyse how labour market integration of immigrants can be promoted. 

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