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The State And Transnational Corporations


  • Hans Jansson
  • M Saqib
  • D. Deo Sharma


Direct foreign investment by transnational corporations is of increasing importance for developing nations and has major implications for legislators, policy makers and business leaders. The State and Transnational Corporations is one of the first books to show how transnational corporations build contacts with various levels of government to legitimize their operations in a country and obtain favourable decisions. Using data and figures from detailed interviews with transnational corporation executives, the authors examine the strategies transnational corporations pursue towards governments, how the two interact, on what issues and at which levels, and how these contacts are developed and maintained. Through the exchange of information and favours, transnational corporations – often using local agents – are shown to be able to develop stable and trustworthy relationships with governments. The strong theoretical structure used in this study, drawing on both the network approach and institutionalist theory, emphasizes the cooperative nature of this relationship.

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  • Hans Jansson & M Saqib & D. Deo Sharma, 1995. "The State And Transnational Corporations," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 246.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eebook:246

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    1. Rizopoulos, Yorgos A. & Sergakis, Dimitrios E., 2010. "MNEs and policy networks: Institutional embeddedness and strategic choice," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 45(3), pages 250-256, July.
    2. Yorgos Rizopoulos & Dimitrios E Sergakis, 2010. "MNEs and policy networks: Institutional embeddedness and strategic choice," Post-Print halshs-01968233, HAL.
    3. Hua Ye, 2012. "Learning Ownership Regulations in China through Networks: A Framework on Its Role in Flexibility and Post-entry Mode Change," International Journal of Business Administration, International Journal of Business Administration, Sciedu Press, vol. 3(1), pages 41-53, January.
    4. Hadjikhani, Amjad & Lee, Joong-Woo & Ghauri, Pervez N., 2008. "Network view of MNCs' socio-political behavior," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 61(9), pages 912-924, September.

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    Business and Management; Development Studies; Economics and Finance;
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    JEL classification:

    • F0 - International Economics - - General


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