Political Risk & International Business

Case Studies in Southeast Asia

By Bruce Gale
December 2007
Pelanduk Publications
Distributed By Coronet Books
ISBN: 9789679789478
207 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
$35.00 Paper Original

All governments in Southeast Asia now say they welcome foreign investment. But do the governed? And what happens when governments change? Drawing on the lessons learned from a variety of case studies, this book outlines a range of techniques and strategies multinational companies can employ to manage political risk.

- The book also addresses practical questions such as:
- Is it best to keep a low profile?
- How can a foreign company avoid the blame associated with privatization?
- What should a corporation do when faced with a demand for a bribe?
- Is a local partner a poltical asset or a liability?
- Should foreign companies enlist how government support when local authorities threaten to renege on their agreements?

Inevitably, the observation and measurement of political risk depends a great deal on subjective judgement. This book outlines some of the pitfalls, and explains both the usefulness and limitations of professional political risk rating models.


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