Global Economy And The Environment

As the global economy gets integrated, national or local corporations
will gradually transform in to a multinational corporation (MNC). When this
type of development occurs, the host countries are usually the ones that become
the immediate stake holders. This is because when a MNC sets its foot into a
host country, there are economic, political, social and environmental impacts
that result from their corporate actions. In many cases, it is certainly
possible that it can end up in a win-win situation, if the host country and the
MNCUs both work mutually. However there have been unfortunate examples, where
this has not been the case.
In general, international agreements have ...

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as knowledgeable as local corporations in resource utilization and land
management. This also refers to the notion of Rthe locals know their land
better than anybody elseS. The tropical rain forest of Brazil is a good example
of this. The RindigenousS or the local people have a good understanding of how
to extract and utilize its resources in a very sustainable manner. However when
a multinational timber company comes into Brazil, result of their actions will
probably be more harmful, due to the fact that they are not complying to the
RtraditionalS methods.
Another important aspect is the fact that in any international trade
agreement, a MNC is most likely going to shift their production to a lesser
developed country. This is because LDCUs are a good target for cheap labor and
low start-up costs. In Robert PastorUs essay, he mentions the term
maquiladoras; Rcheaper labor that allows them (Mexicans) to assemble parts,
import from the U.S. and then reexport the ...

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