The United Nations Library on Transnational Corporations
International Business and the Development of the World Economy
Copyright Year 1993
First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
John Dunning is Professor of Economics at the University of Reading and Professor at Rutgers University.
'The UNCTAD Programme on Transnational Corporations has embarked on the monumental task of assembling the most influential and enduring pieces of this vast research in a set of twenty volumes under the general editorship of John Dunning, the acknowledged high priest of research on the TNC ... The first four volumes provide a veritable feast ... The overwhelming impression these four volumes leave is one of an area of research which is unusually rich in not only the variety of issues it has examined but also in attracting the best minds from diverse disciplines to analyse the issues posed by the TNC ... These four volumes are merely appetisers for the other sixteen to follow' - V.N.Balasubramanyam, Lancaster University, Reviewing volumes 1-4 in Business History
'The objective of The United Nations Library on Transnational Corporations is to offer balanced insights into the major economic management, organisational and legal issues of transborder business activities. The volumes in the series enable scholars, government officials, corporate executives and others to obtain an overview of the emergence, growth, operation, impact and likely evolution of TNCs. They will also advance the understanding of TNCs, help to secure effective international agreements relating to their activities an dstrenghten the negotiating capacity of host countries, particularly developing countries.
'The overwhelming impression these four volumes leave is one of an area of research which is unusually rich in not only the variety of issues it has examined but also in attracting the best minds from diverse disciplines to analyse the issues posed by the TNC ... These four volumes are merely appetisers for the other 16 to follow. Students of the TNC owe a debt of gratitude to the United Nations, the general editor and the editors of each of the four volumes for the riches they have provided.' - Business History