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This book aims at developing an understanding of the various contracting and control issues faced by the multinational enterprise. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical determinants of external contracting and the management control of multinational operations. These issues are illustrated with examples and 18 case studies of actual multinational and regional firm operations in China. In particular, you will be able to: a) appreciate various theoretical determinants of international business contracting strategies and the organizational structures that complement those strategies; b) appreciate the cost/benefit tradeoffs that are associated with the various contracting arrangements of foreign direct investment in China c) appreciate the significance of various managerial accounting and control techniques that can support the various forms of contracting that are used by foreign multinationals in China.
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Neale G. O’Connor, FCPA (Aust.) BBus (Ballarat), PGAcc (Melb), PhD (Griffith).
Neale O’Connor is an Associate Professor in the Accounting dept at the City University of Hong Kong. In addition, he is the Programme Director of the City University of Hong Kong Master of Arts in International Accounting. He has a Ph.D in Accounting from Griffith University, Australia. Before that, he held positions of a lecturer at RMIT University, tutor at the University of Melbourne, and he worked for Mann Judd Chartered Accountants, Australia.
Dr. O’Connor has been an active researcher and teacher in Hong Kong for the past 8 years. He is a member of the CPA Australia (Hong Kong Branch) Business Management Cell and has conducted professional development seminars for both CPA Australia and HKICPA. Dr. O’Connor has personally researched and documented the nature of management accounting practice across many countries in the Asia- Pacific region, including, Singapore, South Korea, Australia, Hong Kong and China. His most recent research examined the use of management controls in international joint ventures in China and the adoption of formal management control mechanisms in Chinese SOEs. He is currently involved in researching the adoption of performance measures and their linkage to manager compensation in a publicly listed firm in China. His publications on business and management accounting in China have appeared in several international journals: Accounting, Organizations and Society, Journal of Business Research, Asian Pacific Journal of Management and Journal of Applied Management Studies.
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