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Big business, poor peoples : the impact of transnational corporations in the world's poor

Author: John Madeley
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What is the effect of transnational corporations (TNCs) on the world's poor? In his exploration of this little-investigated aspect of their activities, John Madeley's charge is that TNC power is causing hardship for millions of the poor in developing countries."--BOOK JACKET. "This readable book places on the agenda what ought to be purposes of giant enterprises and charts new ways in which we can seek to influence  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Madeley
ISBN: 1856496716 9781856496711 1856496724 9781856496728
OCLC Number: 40856931
Description: xvii, 206 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Corporate Spread --
2. Why Poor Countries 'Want' the Corporations --
3. The Agri-corporations: From Production to Trade --
4. Agri-commodities Take Their Toll --
5. Extracting Logs and Fish --
6. Mining the Poor --
7. Manufactured Goods: Poverty amid the Glitz --
8. Energy: No Force for the Poor --
9. Tourism: The Great Illusion --
10. Health: The Poor Take the Corporate Pill --
11. The Corporate Persuaders --
12. Tackling the Power.
Responsibility: John Madeley.

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Are transnational corporations (TNCs) the solution to poverty in the Third World or are they part of the problem? In this study, John Madeley examines the impact on the poor of TNC activities in  Read more...

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