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Restrictive Business Practices, Transnational Corporations, and Development: A Survey (Dimensions of International Business)

Restrictive Business Practices, Transnational Corporations, and Development: A Survey (Dimensions of International Business)

by F. Long
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  • ISBN-13: 9789400981522
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Release Date: Oct 04, 2013
  • Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1981
  • Pages: 166 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.42 x 9.25 x 6.1 inches

Overview

Problems of development in what is normally called the Third World have been a subject matter of concern of the social sciences, lespecially of eco­ nomics, for over two decades now. 1 Between the late 1950s and the current time, as Chapter 2 attempts to show, the emphasis seems to have shifted from purely economic considerations of underdevelopment to a paradigm that includes other, extra-economic considerations of a social, political, and cultural nature. The recent emergence of development studies as a new social science discipline stems precisely from the methodological premise that development is a complex process that can only be adequately under­ of a stood, analyzed, and alleviated by a cross-disciplinary approach instead 2 wholly unidisciplinary one. We do not wish to challenge the above proposition. However, it remains of certain economic phenomena that pose problems true that an assessment of to developing countries can offer us greater insights into problems development, including the formulation of appropriate policies aimed at improving socioeconomic conditions in such countries. is restrictive business practices. This study is con­ One such phenomenon of restrictive business practices as they cerned mainly with surveying aspects relate to problems of development in the Third World. Restrictive business xiii xiv INTRODUCTION practices are not confined to developing countries; however, limited work seems to have been conducted in terms of relating the concept of restrictive business practices to problems of development. The existing evidence of restrictive business practices in the development process is quite fragmen­ tary.

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