Accession Number:

ADA028258

Title:

Beyond the Nation State: Managing the Transnational Political, Social and Cultural Roles of the Multinationals.

Descriptive Note:

Group study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

240.0

Abstract:

This document seeks to determine what extra-economic functions multinational corporations are performing. Additional questions proceeding from the basic one address a future political role for the MNCs in the international system and the implications posed by the multinationals for management and the nation-states. The proliferation of the MNCs, on the one hand, and the nation states on the other gives rise to serious dilemmas when MNC and host-nation goals are in conflict. The extra-economic functions performed by MNCs in developed, developing and under-developed nation-states have serious and far-reaching implications for MNC management and governments. The authors conclude that the extra-economic functions warrant serious attention from political scientists and sociologists to determine serious attention from political scientists and sociologists to determine appropriate roles and responsibilities for both actors. MNC management and nation-state leadership must each become more aware of the other and learn to deal with the very real problems and dilemmas in a non-adversary environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE