Multinational Companies The External Relations

  • Eric Gabus


In accordance with the theme of this discussion, ‘multinational corporations and the limits they place on state sovereignty’, the organisers of our conference began with the premise that such corporations live in a world characterised by an open struggle for power. And going back to our central theme, the principal origin of the hostility to the MNC must be attributed to the nation state, which is supposedly jealous of the economic power held by multinational corporations.


Public Opinion Political Power Multinational Corporation Economic Power Multinational Company 
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  1. 1.
    See ‘Comments by Hans Schaffner’ in The Impact of Multinational Corporations on Development and on International Relations (New York: United Nations, 1974, pp. 140–61).Google Scholar

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© Gerard Curzon 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Gabus
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  1. 1.Nestle Alimentana, S.AVeveySwitzerland

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