مدیریت مالی بین المللی: 35 سال بعد چه تغییری کرده است؟
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|8473||2004||26 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||13590 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : International Business Review, Volume 13, Issue 2, April 2004, Pages 155–180
International financial management, essentially an extension of corporate finance to a global context has undergone an extraordinary metamorphosis since the mid-1960's. From a relatively stable and predictable economic environment at that time, the forces of inflation, technological innovation, and deregulation led to new and volatile markets and a plethora of financial instruments. Many of these developments would not have been possible without the academic research in this subject which went from mainly descriptive and anecdotal to analytical. Arguably the most important theoretical developments in finance took place since then: the capital asset pricing model [CAPM], option pricing models, and the recognition of agency costs as a potential conflict of interest between management and shareholders of a firm. These are still areas of disagreement: the cost of capital for a company with global markets and investors needs more study; managing currency, interest rate, and other risks in a complex international organization is still a work in progress. On balance, the case can be made that the changes seen over more than three decades have been positive.
It was more than 35 years ago that Michael Brooke and I began to look at some of the issues raised by the rapid expansion of multinational business. We had embarked on a Ph.D. program of studies at the University of Manchester under the supervision of Peter Smith of that institution. Michael’s focus was on how multinational companies (MNCs) were organized and how the various parts of the group and the management in different countries related to each other; mine was mainly how they managed their finances and controlled their operations. Although a number of other studies were getting underway at that time, with a particularly large and well-funded effort started at Harvard, I think it is fair to say that we were among the pioneers. Up to that time, relatively little academic attention had been given to addressing this subject which was beginning to concern, even to preoccupy, policy makers in Europe, North America, and elsewhere. This began to create a demand to understand better the impact MNCs would have on the economies, institutional and social structures of the various countries where investment took place. This quickly stimulated the offering of courses to study this phenomenon at universities and in business school programs. Not much was available to serve as teaching material for these courses. I think the fact that we sold between 10,000 and 20,000 copies of The Strategy of Multinational Enterprise (Brooke & Remmers, 1970),1 the book that grew out of our research, attests to this demand and relative lack of anything solid at that time on which to base a serious course of study.