This book evaluates the contribution of third world multinational enterprises to the competitiveness of their home and host countries in the context of Brazilian and Chilean MNE's. Third world MNE's can be important agents of growth, a fact that until w has been largely igred in the literature. This book fills the gap in the literature by looking at third world MNE's ability to invate and examining the potential for their invations to be diffused to other home country firms and thereby improve their home country's competitiveness.
FRANCESCA BEAUSANG is a lecturer in Development Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this she received her PhD in Management Studies from the University of Cambridge. She has done research on the internal and external organizational features of multinational enterprises and on innovation policy.