Transnational Corporations

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This journal takes a fresh look at major legal, sectorial, regional and environmental issues facing corporations operating internationally. Released three times a year, it provides in-depth policy-oriented research findings on significant issues relating to the activities of transnational corporations.
 

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31 Dec 2011
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  31 Dec 2011
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Twenty years of the World Investment Report: Retrospect and prospects
Peter J. Buckley
This paper reviews successive editions of the World Investment Reports (WIR) from UNCTC and then UNCTAD over the period 1991–2010. The 20 WIRs present an excellent overview of changing perspectives of key aspects of interaction between transnational corporations (TNCs) and development. Successive WIRs have reflected and have helped to create paradigm shifts in our understanding of the complex relationships between TNCs and development. A number of WIRs have helped the academic and business communities to focus on particular aspects of TNC activity, types of TNC or emerging phenomena in the global economy. Their continuing re-evaluation of the development impact of changing TNC structures, strategies and modes of operation has helped to shape the intellectual landscape and policy prescription towards TNCs. Through the WIR, UNCTAD has been able to influence policy towards TNCs and development in many domains, many host and source countries and at the international level. The content of the 20 WIRs represents a considerable intellectual achievement.
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TNC evolution and the emerging investment-development paradigm
Sarianna M. Lundan, Hafiz Mirza
In order to better understand the role transnational corporations (TNCs) can and do play in the process of development, this article first examines how TNCs’ strategies and structures have evolved and how, in expanding their activities to new markets, they have engaged in a process of institutional co-evolution with other stakeholders. The article then turns to the role of Governments in facilitating development, particularly in relation to the emerging hybrid processes of public and private rule making involving TNCs that area central to the emerging investment development paradigm.
  31 Dec 2011
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Towards a forward-looking and policy-orientated research agenda
James Zhan
As the global economy recovers from a series of crises, the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) in creating sustainable and inclusive growth is more important than ever. This is even more so in light of the contribution FDI can have in addressing global challenges, such as combating climate change and pursuing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). However, today, investment stakeholders and policy makers worldwide lack a clear vision and coherent policy framework for promoting responsible investment. This is aggravated by a lack of understanding about, and reliable data on, the sustainable development contributions of FDI. This essay highlights a series of issues for further research with a view to fostering the theoretical, analytical and empirical bases needed for developing a coherent policy framework that effectively promotes responsible investment.
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World Investment Report 2010: Investing in a low-carbon economy (Overview) Key Messages – FDI Trends and Prospects
UNCTAD
Global foreign direct investment (FDI) witnessed a modest, but uneven recovery in the first half of 2010. This sparks some cautious optimism for FDI prospects in the short run and for a full recovery further on. UNCTAD expects global inflows to reach more than $1.2 trillion in 2010, rise further to $1.3–1.5 trillion in 2011, and head towards $1.6–2 trillion in 2012. However, these FDI prospects are fraught with risks and uncertainties, including the fragility of the global economic recovery.
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