The public, academics and politicians look at multinational companies in a variety of radically different ways. To some, multinationals, with their influence linked to the power of money, consolidate the power and riches of a few to the detriment of the majority. Those with such views may even go so far to allege that multinationals are able to manipulate or overthrow foreign governments. Others, in contrast, regard multinationals as the most modern and efficient form of company organization and, therefore, indispensable, beneficial vehicles for economic and social progress.
KeywordsHost Country Parent Company Multinational Company Social Progress Foreign Subsidiary
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