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Multinational Corporations in World Development: 40 years on

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>10/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Third World Quarterly
Issue number10
Volume38
Number of pages19
Pages (from-to)2223-2241
Publication statusPublished
Early online date21/07/17
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

In light of the 2014 Ecuador-sponsored resolution at the UN Human Rights Council to examine the link between Transnational Corporations and Human Rights, in this paper I review the first major discussion at the United Nations of the role of multinational corporations. The report on Multinational Corporations in World Development (1973) for the UN Department of Economic and Social affair launched the (then) new UN Centre on Transnational Corporations. I examine the report in some detail, compare and contrast this with the Ecuadorian resolution from 2014, and reflect on the continuities and changes in attempts to regulate the conduct of global corporations over the forty years between these two moments.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Third World Quarterly on 21/07/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01436597.2017.1350098