What do internationalisation indices measure?

What do internationalisation indices measure?
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Working Paper
Ietto-Gillies, G; Seccombe-Hett, T
London South Bank University
Date of publication
1 November 1997
Centre for International Business Studies Working Papers
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Business and management
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This paper analyses two different indicators of internationalisation: the transnationality index developed by the UNCTAD (which links the internationalisation process to the dichotomy home versus foreign production) and the network spread index (which considers internationalisation in relation to the number of countries in which the companies have production facilities). Further developed and published as Ietto-Gillies, G. (1998), 'Different Conceptual Frameworks in the Assessment of the Degree of Internationalization: Empirical Analysis of Various Indices for the Top 100 Transnational Corporations', Transnational Corporations, 7, 1:17- 39.

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