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World Bank data for GDP in 2012
Where does e-waste end up?
How the Globe Feels About the Good Life
Citizens can always speak out against these companies and their negative effect on the environment. Without customers, these companies have no power. They will have to become "greener," just like Nestle is attempting to do to appeal to environmentalists.
Walmart's Social and Economic impact
Wal-Mart's Social and Economic Impact
Four-Part Series Examines Influence of Largest U.S. Employer. In a four-part series for Morning Edition, NPR News explores the rise of Wal-Mart, examining the company's low-cost philosophy, its impact on more traditional mom-and-pop retailers and its growing pains as Wal-Mart fights lawsuits alleging it discriminates against women and resists paying overtime to its employees.
Of Course WalMart Destroys Retail Jobs
A study published in 2008 in the Journal of Urban Economics examined about 3,000 Walmart store openings nationally and found that each store caused a net decline of about 150 jobs (as competing retailers downsized and closed) and lowered total wages paid to retail workers.
TNC - Positive impacts
» Wal-Mart employs more than 1.2 million people worldwide.
» The company has more than 3,000 stores and offices across the United States and more than 1,000 stores internationally.
» Last year, Wal-Mart earned $244 billion in revenue -- more than any other U.S. company.
» In 1970, Wal-Mart offered 300,000 shares of common stock to the public at a price of $16.50 per share. Since that time, the company has had 11 two-for-one stock splits.
» In 1992, President George H.W. Bush presented Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton with the Medal of Freedom, the highest government award given to a civilian.
Source: Wal-Mart.com and NPR News reports
MNCs and TNCs: Their Role and Socioeconomic Impact on Host Societies
This paper attempts to gauge the role of MNCs in influencing the decision making at the world stage and to study how the globalization will affect the poor countries. The paper analyzes the strengths, tools and strategies of the MNCs for extending their influence on the global affairs and traces out how the MNCs impact the host societies
How Wal-Mart Shapes the World - April 2011
Will the economy follow Wal-Mart’s race to the bottom—or will social
counterweights and other business models demonstrate a better way?
Stop the Bullying, Wal-Mart
The retailer needs a new business model. It should stop squeezing employees and suppliers, and charge customers a little more. Pro or con?
Has Wal-Mart Buried Mom and Pop?
Are those claims true? In this article, the authors use rigorous econometric estimation techniques to examine the rate of self-employment and the number of small-employer establishments in communities where Wal-Mart has entered the market. Read to see what their findings were....
Transnational Corporation Powers
This paper from Newumann college describes the details of TNCs
The Unseen World of Transnational Corporations' Powers by Ira R. Hobson (2006)
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Definition of TNCs
Transnational Corporations (TNCs) are business entities that have operations critical to their prosperity in two or more countries. The degree of power or influence these TNCs flaunt around the globe is unquestionable.
Corporations and countries
25 US Mega Corporations: Where They Rank If They Were Countries
If Wal-Mart were a country, its revenues would make it on par with the GDP of the 25th largest economy in the world by, surpassing 157 smaller countries.
We've found 25 major American corporations whose 2010 revenues surpass the 2010 Gross Domestic Product of entire countries, often with a few billion to spare.
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Sweet Search - a search engine for students
Try to find out more using Sweet Search, a search engine designed to help students find reliable information.
We subscribe to a fantastic database which contains thousands of full-text journal articles. This is a brilliant way for you to find those references which will really make your work stand out from the crowd!
Use the search box below to search our EbscoHost database, you will need to enter a password which you can find in the Virtual Library on the VLE (Moodle), email Mrs Parfitt ([email protected]) or ask one of the librarians.
If you need any help with database searching, look at the How to... 'search a database' page or speak to one of the librarians who will be happy to help.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
FDI is the purchase or construction of tangible assets (land, factories, machines, buildings and enterprises) in one country by firms from another country. This does not include investment in stock markets.
Transnational Corporations and the Environment: The Case of Malaysia
The globalization of economic activity in general, and the growing role of transnational corporations (TNCs)in particular, have increasingly directed attention toward the environmental consequences of these developments
Corporate Power in a Global Economy
Large corporations are an economic, political, environmental, and cultural force that is
unavoidable in today’s globalized world. Large corporations have an impact on the lives of billions of people every day, often in complex and imperceptible ways.
This is a teaching module used at Tufts GDAE course
Transnational Corporations in World Development – Still the Same Harmful Effects in an Increasingly Globalized World Economy?
The TNC system has grown substantially and gained historically unprecedented power in the political world-economy. The old question of how transnational corporations affect economic and social development in their host countries thus arises with renewed relevance
Direct and indirect influence of transnational corporations on human rights
This article presents an innovative model to detect and control risks related to the direct and indirect influence of the actions of Transnational Corporations (TNCs) on local populations.
Globalization, Transnational Corporations and Human Rights – A New Paradigm
Whilst transnational corporations have the ability to bring income, employment and country wealth to developing and underdeveloped countries, their impact upon human rights and human rights dialogue can be significant . This article discusses the relationship between transnational corporations and human rights and argues that transnational corporations have a social responsibility to ensure that given their significant power and influence, their corporate culture addresses human rights obligations. This paper also identifies the increased responsibility of transnational corporations in the post global financial crisis world.
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