The Role of Multinational Enterprises in Globalization: An Empirical Overview
AbstractThe activities of multinational enterprises drive the economic globalization process to a very large degree. This paper lists some facts about their dominant role in all channels of globalization. Therefore, the importance of multinational enterprises in foreign direct investment and production abroad is examined as well as their contributions to the international transfer of knowledge and technology and to foreign trade. It is argued that economic theory must account for multinationalsÂ’ activities in the analysis of the globalization process.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1069.
Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2001
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Multinational Enterprise; Globalization; Foreign Direct Investment; International Technology Transfer; Foreign Trade;
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- F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
- F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order; Noneconomic International Organizations;; Economic Integration and Globalization: General
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