This book is a comprehensive study of the role of multinational corporations in the economies of the Third World. It begins by providing a comprehensive overview of the activities of multinational corporations and the main areas of research and debate. It goes on to discuss specific sociological, developmental and material effects on Third World countries resulting from involvement with multinational corporations. It includes case studies detailing the mid-twentieth century history and probable effects of specific multinational corporations’ involvement in Third World countries.
List of Tables and Figures. Preface. Introduction C J Dixon, D Drakakis-Smith and H D Watts. 1. The Multinationals: Spearhead or Spectre? F E I Hamilton. 2. Multinationals and the Exploitation of Non-Renewable Resources G Manners. 3. Multinationals and Restructuring in Latin America S M Cunningham. 4. Arming the Third World: The Role of the Multinational Corporation S W Williams. 5. The new International Division of Labour and American Semiconductor Production in Southeast Asia J W Henderson. 6. Multinational Corporations and the Triple Alliance in Latin America R N Gwynne. 7. Multinational Corporations, The State and Indigenous Beer Production in Central Africa C M Rogerson and B A Tucker. 8. Multinational Resource Corporations, Nationalization and Diminished Viability: Caribbean Plantations, Mines and Oilfields in the 1970s R M Auty. Notes on Contributors. Indices.