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French Multinationals in the United States : Organizational Policies and Managerial Characteristics

by Francis M. Ulgado, A. Crystal Godsey & John R. McIntyre

Abstract

French foreign direct investment in the United States has grown significantlyin the last decade. This exploratory study examines the organizational and managerial characteristics of French firms in the United States, using a nationwide survey of 162 subsidiaries of French multinational enterprises (NMEs). Although past research has grouped French firms into "European" samples or has used German MNEs to represent Europe, the findings have indicated that French MNEs are not necessarily similar to German or other European MNEs.