Alternative Policy Prescriptions and the Multinational Enterprise

  • John H. Dunning
  • Martin Gilman


The dynamism of international economic relations has been vividly evidenced by global events of recent years. The changing role of the main actors on the world stage has meant that the assumptions underlying their influence and behaviour, as conceived even in the late 1960s, are no longer appropriate for predicting the course of economic events in the 1980s. Since recognition as well as execution lags are an almost inevitable consequence in these circumstances, politicians and government officials are almost certainly drafting policies suitable for a world that no longer exists. Because of this, their current actions (especially in the field of direct investment) may well have effects very different from those which they intend.


Foreign Direct Investment Host Country Direct Investment Transfer Price Multinational Enterprise 
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© Gerard Curzon 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • John H. Dunning
    • 1
  • Martin Gilman
    • 2
  1. 1.Reading UniversityEnglandUK
  2. 2.Directorate for Financial and Fiscal, Division of Invisible Transactions and Capital Movements,OECDParisFrance

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