The book focuses on the major environmental implications stemming from the growth of the multinational enterprise in a multiple currency world; the international transfer of technology; industrial relations and labour utilization in foreign-owned firms in the UK; multinational companies and trade union interests; foreign direct investment, the balance of payments and trade flows; the multinational enterprise and developing countries; government policy alternatives and the problem of international sharing and a case study of a multinational enterprise in Europe. A survey of the background to the multinational enterprise and concluding summaries ensure that this book is one of the most widely embracing volumes available on the subject.
Notes on Contributors. Introduction. Part 1: The Multinational Enterprise: Some General Considerations 1.The Multinational Enterprise: The Background. John H Dunning. 2. The Multinational Enterprise in a Multiple Currency World Robert Z Aliber. Comment John H Dunning. 3. The Multinational Enterprise and the Transfer of Technology Keith Pavitt. Comment Christopher Freeman. Part 2: Labour and the Multinational Enterprise 4. Industrial Relations, Labour Disputes and Labour Utilization in Foreign-Owned Firms in the UK Max Steuer and John Gennard. Comment Richard E Caves. 5. Multinational Companies and Trade Union Interests David Lea. Comment David Barran. Part 3: Trade and the Balance of Payments 6. The Multinational Enterprise: Trade Flows and Trade Policy David Robertson. 7. The Chemical Industry: A Case Study J F Sudworth. Comment Lionel Needleman. Part 4: Direct Foreign Investment and the Less Developed Countries 8. The State and Multinational Enterprises in Less Developed Countries Edith Penrose. 9. Costs and Benefits of Multinational Enterprises in Less Developed Countries Paul Streeten. Comment J P Hayes. Part 5: Governments and the Multinational Enterprise 10. The Internationalization of Capital and the Nation State Robin Murray. 11. Governmental Policy Alternatives and the Problem of International Sharing Jack Behran. Comment Gerard Curzon. Part 6: The Multinational Company in Europe 12. The Multinationally-Owned Company: A Case Study Michael Whitehead. Comment H W Wertheimer. Part 7: Summary and Conclusions. 13. Summary of Discussion David Robertson. 14. Concluding Comments John Heath. Index.