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.
|Place of Publication||Copenhagen|
|Publisher||Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, Copenhagen Business School|
|Number of pages||40|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
|Series||Working Paper / Intercultural Communication and Management|