External Affairs and the International Corporation

  • Derek F. Channon
  • Michael Jalland


In the 1970s major multinational companies are being forced to reassess their relationships both with stakeholders such as employees, shareholders and suppliers, and with society at large, represented by governments, pressure groups and international institutions. Education, affluence, mass communications and many other locally significant factors have combined to make the various publics with which a corporation interacts more aware of the ways in which it influences their lives. The. increasing significance of the operations of multinational enterprises for many national economies has made such firms a natural focus for those interested in the economic social and ecological future of their country. Advocates of a New International Economic Order see international firms as key mechanisms for the redistribution of global wealth. The domination of important industries such as electronics, chemicals, oil and motor vehicles by relatively few major international companies has resulted in internationally coordinated surveillance of company operations.


Corporate Social Responsibility Social Responsibility Host Country Transfer Price Corporate Citizenship 
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© Derek F. Channon with Michael Jalland, Manchester Business School 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Derek F. Channon
    • 1
  • Michael Jalland
    • 1
  1. 1.Manchester Business SchoolUK

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