SpringerBriefs in Economics

Global Business in Local Culture

The Impact of Embedded Multinational Enterprises

Authors: Aerni, Philipp

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  • Examines the impact of MNEs on local economic development 
  • Offers concrete guidance on establishing sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies 
  • Presents real-world case studies on the local impact of MNEs
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This book examines the impact of multinational enterprises (MNEs) on local economies, and presents selected case studies of MNEs operating in low income countries. By balancing external social and environmental costs against its corresponding benefits, the book demonstrates that MNEs can have a positive net-impact on local development if they build up social capital by embedding themselves in local economies and engaging responsibly with local stakeholders. By doing so MNEs contribute to inclusive growth, a central pillar of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In this context, the book challenges popular narratives in civil society and academia that frame foreign direct investment (FDI) merely as a threat to human rights and sustainable development. Moreover, it offers practical guidance for globally operating businesses seeking to establish progressive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies of their own.

About the authors

Philipp Aerni is Director of the Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CCRS). He received his Master’s in Geography from the University of Zurich and completed his PhD in agricultural economics at the ETH Zurich. Prior to his position at the CCRS, Dr. Aerni was a research fellow at Harvard University, the ETH Zurich, the University of Berne, and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Business in Local Culture
Book Subtitle
The Impact of Embedded Multinational Enterprises
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Economics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03798-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03798-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-03797-0
Series ISSN
2191-5504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 122
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