Multinational Enterprises in Less Developed Countries

  • Peter J. Buckley
  • Jeremy Clegg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter J. Buckley, Jeremy Clegg
      Pages 3-23
  3. Theory

  4. Market Structure and Welfare Effects

  5. Trade and Investment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Mark Casson, Francis Chukujama
      Pages 133-162
  6. Empirical Studies of Foreign Direct Investment in Less Developed Countries

  7. Summary and Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311

About this book


This volume identifies and analyses the crucial issues in the impact of multinational enterprises (MNEs) on less developed countries (LDCs). Although the authors take a variety of wide stances on the important questions a uniformity of approach emerges. The perspective is essentially that of economic analysis but it is enlivened by unorthodox concepts derived from related social science disciplines. The chapters cover the process of development, paying attention to entrepreneurship, cultural factors and management styles and examine the impact on welfare and income distribution in the host country.


Developing Countries development interaction

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter J. Buckley
    • 1
  • Jeremy Clegg
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Bradford Management CentreUK
  2. 2.University of BathUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-11701-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-11699-7
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