Chapter Seven - Globalization & the Evolution of Multinational Corporations

Chapter Seven - Globalization & the Evolution of Multinational Corporations

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Chapter Seven Globalization and the Evolution of the Multinational Corporations (MNCs)
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Agenda What are multinational corporations (MNCs)? What drives a company to become an MNC? How do MNCs operate? What is their primary purpose? What are some of the issues related to MNCs? How are globalization and MNCs related?
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Some major multinational industries and companies Oil (Exxon-Mobil, BP, Shell) Autos (GM, Ford, Toyota, DaimlerChrysler) Retail (Wal-Mart) Food (Tyson, Nestle, McDonalds, Coca Cola) Banking (Citigroup) Industrial (GE, Siemens) Technology (Microsoft, Intel) Entertainment/electronics (Sony)
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Some perceptions of multinationals Multinationals are too powerful and are answerable to no-one (least of all elected governments). They export jobs at will. They exploit workers in developing countries. They purposely relocate to countries with lower environmental standards. What truth is there to these perceptions/allegations?
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The Multinational Corporation or MNC A multinational company (MNC) is any business that owns and controls operations in two or more countries ( Note: an international business is simply one that conducts business in two or more countries with having operations only in the home country ) While the traditional view of MNCs is that they are the largest companies from the developed world, the current reality is that there are some 65,000 MNCs around the world, most of which are small or medium-sized.
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Chapter Seven - Globalization & the Evolution of Multinational Corporations

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