This book, an outcome of the conference in 1983 held at the University of Birmingham, examines the varied roles played by multinational corporations in the economies of the Third World countries and concentrates more closely on regional, national, sectoral or corporate levels.
1. The Multinationals: Spearhead or Spectre? 2. Multinationals and the Exploitation of Non-Renewable Resources 3. Multinationals and Restructuring in Latin America 4. Arming the Third World: The Role of the Multinational Corporation 5. The New International Division of Labour and American Semiconductor Production in Southeast Asia 6. Multinational Corporations and the Triple Alliance in Latin America 7. Multinational Corporations, the State and Indigenous Beer Production in Central Africa 8. Multinational Resource Corporations, Nationalization and Diminished Viability: Caribbean Plantations, Mines and Oilfields in the 1970s