Transnational Corporations and the Global Economy

Transnational Corporations and the Global Economy

by Richard Kozul-Wright, Robert Rowthorn
     
 

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This book brings together papers written by representatives from UN agencies and academics who take a fresh look at the expanding role of transnational corporations and foreign direct investment in the world economy. These papers deal with such issues as the nature and extent of globalisation, the shifting relations between transnational corporations and national

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This book brings together papers written by representatives from UN agencies and academics who take a fresh look at the expanding role of transnational corporations and foreign direct investment in the world economy. These papers deal with such issues as the nature and extent of globalisation, the shifting relations between transnational corporations and national economies, and the opportunities and obstacles facing policy makers in the rapidly changing global economy.

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'This is a timely volume, the contents of which offer a welcome and thought provoking perspective on the interaction between the globalising economy and transnational (or multinational) corporations...well researched and incisively written. I enjoyed, and benefited from, the book immensely...This is a volume which covers a lot of ground and deserves to be widely read. It pinpoints a whole set of important issues which are likely to confront politicians, academic scholars and business leaders over the next half century or more.' - John H. Dunning, The Journal of Development Studies

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Thirteen essays caution against the idea that geography and history are of less and less importance and that a complete dismantling of the economic institutions of the nation state will lead to rapid and broad-based development of a global economy. A number of approaches are taken, including: recalling of earlier episodes of globalization; questioning the extent to which a global economy has arrived, or is likely to do so; and describing the very different dynamics resulting from the interaction of national and international forces. Two broad themes underpin the contributions. First, the complexity of the links between domestic economic institutions and transnational corporations are explored. Second, the need for diversity in the design and implementation of economic policy because countries at different levels of development face differing problems is explained. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781349265251
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
01/14/2014
Edition description:
1st ed. 1998
Pages:
437
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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