Theories of Transnational Corporations, Environment and Development: A Review of the Four Dominant Perspectives

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    The review will centre around what I consider as four distinct perspectives on TNCs, environment and development: the neo-classical perspective; the global reach perspective; the radical perspective; and the ecological perspective. These perspectives represent the main theoretical positions in the field and are mainly distinguished by their normative content and by their use of methodology: The neo-classical perspective covers a variety of theories spanning from international trade economics, over theories of the product cycle to theories of transaction-costs and internalization, which, differences apart, share a positive interpretation of TNC’s role in development. This optimistic view is reflected in this literature’s view on the environmental impacts of TNC activity.
    UdgiverDepartment of Intercultural Communication and Management, Copenhagen Business School
    Antal sider40
    StatusUdgivet - 1995
    NavnWorking Paper / Intercultural Communication and Management