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Global capitalism and major corporations from the Third World

Sklair, Leslie and Robbins, Peter T. (2002) Global capitalism and major corporations from the Third World. Third World Quarterly, 23 (1). pp. 81-100. ISSN 0143-6597

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Identification Number: 10.1080/01436590220108180


Most major transnational corporations (TNCs) are domiciled in the First World and are owned and controlled largely by citizens of these countries. On the basis of an analysis of the largest corporations outside the USA by revenues published annually by Fortune magazine since the 1950s, this paper demonstrates that there have been major corporations from the Third World for decades. Most of the literature on Third World TNCs concentrates on the large number of relatively small companies that have operations abroad in low technology sectors. The argument of this paper is that systematic study of major corporations from the Third World is important for debates about the national bourgeoisie, comprador capitalism and the controversy that currently surrounds the contentious concepts of the developmental state and globalization.

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Additional Information: © 2002 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: LSE Human Rights
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2008 16:37
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2024 23:10

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