Transnational corporations are more powerful than formal inter-governmental institutions: evaluate

By: Jonathan K Kush

The transnational corporation’s ability to operate across frontiers gives them special comparative advantages in relation to other actors in the economic system with which they are confronted. Such actors are, in particular: labour, consumers, international companies and national governments.” (GraziaIetto-Gillies, 2001) The nature of such advantages is specific to transnationalism: to the ability to operate across nation-states as loci of different regulatory regimes. This adds to any advantages deriving from exploiting specific location characteristics in any one of the countries in which they operate. This evaluates the claim that transnational corporations are more powerful than any formal inter-governmental institution.

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