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Horstmann, Ignatius J.

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Works: 31 works in 111 publications in 2 languages and 546 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HB1, 332.17
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Most widely held works by Ignatius J Horstmann
Exploring new markets : direct investment, contractual relations and the multinational enterprise by Ignatius J Horstmann( Book )

13 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We consider the multinational firm's decision on whether to enter a new market immediately via direct investment or to contract initially with a local agent and (possibly) invest later. Use of a local agent allows the multinational to avoid costly mistakes by finding out if the market is large enough to support direct investment. However, the agent is able to extract information rents from the multinational due to being better informed about market characteristics. We find that direct investment is the desirable mode of entry when the market is on average large and there is little down- side risk in expected profits
Ensuring competition : bank distribution of insurance products by Ignatius J Horstmann( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multi-issue bargaining and linked agendas : Ricardo revisited or no pain no gain by Ignatius J Horstmann( Book )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There has been much discussion about what issues should be included in international 'trade' negotiations. Different countries, firms and activists groups have quite different views regarding which items should (or should not) be negotiated together. Proposals run the gamut from no linking to linking trade with investment, the environment, labor and human-rights codes. This paper provides a formal framework for analyzing these questions. It employs a two-country, two-issue bargaining model and contrasts outcomes when issues are negotiated separately and when they are linked in some form. A key concept is 'comparative interest', analogous to Ricardian comparative advantage. We provide general results and note, in particular, where a country can benefit by agreeing to include an agenda item for which, when viewed by itself, the country does not receive a positive payoff
Endogenous market structures in international trade by Ignatius J Horstmann( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: exogenous market structures. The purpose of this paper is to develop a simple model that
The new federalism : distributional conflict, voluntarism and segregation by Ignatius J Horstmann( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with the rise in income inequality in the U.S., we have observed a simultaneous move toward fiscal devolution and increased government reliance on private provision of public goods. This paper argues that these phenomena are related. We describe a model of jurisdiction and policy formation in which the structure of government provision is endogenous and public good provision levels are determined by a political process that can exploit private motives for voluntary giving. The model predicts that an increase in income inequality leads to decentralization, with local jurisdictions becoming more income-homogeneous than the population as a whole. This reduction in local income heterogeneity, combined with a reduced tax base, results in increased reliance by government on private provision. -- fiscal federalism ; private provision of public goods ; jurisdiction formation
A theory of distributional conflict, voluntarism and segregation by Ignatius J Horstmann( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical capital, knowledge capital and the choice between FDI and outsourcing by Yongmin Chen( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There exist two approaches in the literature concerning the multinational firm's mode choice for foreign production between an owned subsidiary and a licensing contract. One approach considers environments where the firm is transferring primarily knowledge-based assets. An important assumption there is that the relevant knowledge is absorbed by the local manager or licensee over the course of time: knowledge is non-excludable. More recently, a number of influential papers have adopted a property-right view of the firm, assuming the application abroad of physical capital, the owner of which retains full and exclusive rights to the capital should a relationship break down. In this paper we combine both forms of capital assets in a single model. The model predicts that foreign direct investment (owned subsidiaries) is more likely than licensing when the ratio of knowledge capital to physical capital is high, or when market value is high relative to the book value of capital (high Tobin's-Q)
Can private giving promote economic segregation? by Ignatius J Horstmann( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring new markets : the multinational firm's choice of direct investment versus licensing by Ignatius J Horstmann( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret reserve prices in a bidding model with a re-sale option by Ignatius J Horstmann( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concessions and the agenda in bargaining by Lutz-Alexander Busch( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General business panel survey : content recommendations by Marc Duhamel( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is now widely accepted that one of the main challenges to Canada's future economic prosperity is the business sector's lagging productivity growth and innovation performance. Two factors can explain a lower intensity of business innovation at the aggregate or industry-level between two countries. First, a smaller proportion of firms could be undertaking innovation activities. Second, those firms that do innovate pursue those activities less intensively. To understand the factors that drive low intensity of business innovation at the industry level, one must understand, therefore, the determinants of business innovation at the firm-level. While the available evidence supports the view that business innovation yields better firm performance in Canada and abroad, this evidence does not explain why in a given industry some Canadian businesses are not intensively adopting innovation-based strategies, while others do. This report describes basic business data elements that could support empirical advances in policy research on the important question of business innovation in Canada."--Document
Advertising as a signal of product quality : compact disc players by Ignatius J Horstmann( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The game of negotiations : ordering issues and implementing agreements by Lutz-Alexander Busch( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Up your average cost curve : inefficient entry and the new protectionism by Ignatius J Horstmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical capital, knowledge capital, and the choice between FDI and outsourcing by Yongmin Chen( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There exist two approaches in the literature concerning the multinational firm's mode choice for foreign production between an owned subsidiary and a licensing contract. One approach considers environments where the firm transfers primarily knowledge-based assets and assumes that knowledge is non-excludable. A more recent approach takes the property-right view of the firm and assumes that physical capital is fully excludable. This paper combines both forms of capital assets in a single model. There are subtleties, and added structure is needed to establish what ex ante seems a straightforward testable hypothesis: relatively physical-capital-intensive firms choose outsourcing while relatively knowledge-capital-intensive firms choose FDI."--Editor
Contract structure and bargaining ability : bargaining to an incomplete contract by Lutz-Alexander Busch( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patents as cost revelation mechanisms by Ignatius J Horstmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advertising and coordination in markets in consumption scale effects by C. Robert Clark( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

General Business Panel Survey Content Recommendations by Industry Canada Advisory Committee on Business Strategies( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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