Strategies of Multinational Health Care Companies in Europe and Asia

  • Jane Lethbridge
Part of the Social Policy in a Development Context book series (SPDC)


Multinational companies (MNCs) exert influence over the rate of commercialization and corporatization of health care worldwide, through direct investment and through their influence on regulatory decision-making. However, multinational health care companies have shown an uneven process of expansion in the last five years in what they perceive as risky and highly politicized markets. Health policy needs to be informed by a good understanding of MNCs’ strategies of market development and regulatory influence.


Public Sector Private Health Insurance Public Health Care Health Care Sector Multinational Company 
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© United Nations Research Institute for Social Development 2005

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  • Jane Lethbridge

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