Technology and third world multinationals

Multinational Enterprises Programme Working Paper No. 19

Working paper analysing the increasing role of developing countries in multinational enterprise operations and the effects of their choice of technology on employment creation in developing countries - describes small-scale and labour intensive technology, small size of enterprise, flexibility of inputs (machinery, local level raw materials), etc., provides comparisons with developed country enterprises, and discusses likely trends for joint ventures between developed and developing country multinational enterprises.