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States And Firms On The Periphery: The Challenges Of A Globalising World

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A key feature of globalisation has been the growth and spread of MultiNational Enterprises (MNEs), but there is here is considerable evidence that MNEs do not regard all locations as being equivalent. MNE activity both to and from peripheral economies differs from MNE activity associated with core economies. The authors discuss how and why multinational enterprises may differ in their investment behaviour from and to peripheral economies, from the point of view of both states and firms.

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