Investment Behavior of Multinational Corporations in Developing Areas: Comparing the Development Assistance Committee, Japanese and American Corporations

1st Edition

Bret L. Billet

Published January 30, 1991
Reference - 170 Pages
ISBN 9780887383793 - CAT# Y351750

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If political power is directly related to economic wealth, then multinational corporations are powerful actors in the international system. The sales of some are greater than the gross national product of some of the most economically advanced countries in the world. This book examines key political and economic factors that influence the behavior of multinationals when they decide where to make direct investments, as well as how their investment decisions affect the development process and policies in host countries. It also looks for discernible patterns in the behavior of multinationals that originate in different home countries. These include corporations from Development Assistance Committee (DAC) countries that are members of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Japan, and the United States.

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