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Multinational Corporations in World Development: 40 years on

May, Christopher

Third world quarterly -- Routledge -- Volume: 38 10; (pages 2223-2241) -- 2017

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  • Title:
    Multinational Corporations in World Development: 40 years on
  • Author: May, Christopher
  • Found In: Third world quarterly. Volume 38:Number 10(2017); 20171003; 2223-2241
  • Journal Title: Third world quarterly
  • Subjects: Economic conditions; Politics and government; LCSH: Economic conditions; LCSH: Politics and government; Dewey: 909.09724
  • Rights: Licensed
  • Publication Details: Routledge
  • Abstract: Abstract

    In light of the 2014 Ecuador-sponsored resolution at the UN Human Rights Council to examine the link between Transnational Corporations and Human Rights, in this paper I review the first major discussion at the United Nations of the role of multinational corporations. The report onMultinational Corporations in World Development(1973) for the UN Department of Economic and Social affair launched the (then) new UN Centre on Transnational Corporations. I examine the report in some detail, compare and contrast this with the Ecuadorian resolution from 2014, and reflect on the continuities and changes in attempts to regulate the conduct of global corporations over the 40 years between these two moments.

  • Identifier: Journal ISSN: 0143-6597
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store
  • UIN: ETOCvdc_100048312048.0x000001

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