Effects of globalization on multinational corporations and developing countries
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Globalization is affecting communities, companies and public entities. It is both considered an opportunity and a threat. This book aims at addressing the effects of globalization on multinational corporations and developing countries. Specifically it presents a literature review highlighting how the concepts of being global and of globalization do not represent from an academic point of view a new field of study. The authors take into consideration the definition and the history of Multinational Companies (MNC) analyzing how globalization impacts the developing countries with a specific consideration of the opening of financial markets to foreigners, the opening of domestic markets to foreign goods and a focus on domestic markets and international trade. After the theoretical part, the book takes into consideration the historical evolution of a multinational company: Walmart. Specifically the research question is about the presence of Walmart in Mexico: did it help or did it hurt the economic conditions? This book aims at contributing to the debate on globalization and on the role of MNC’s on economic development in developing countries knowing that there is no economic development without social development and these two agendas have to be addressed simultaneously.
Biografia degli autori
Egle Sutinyte works with the retail sector at CDS S.p.A. (Centro Distribuzione Supermercati) that is where the exploration of the research interests continue. She has a Bachelor degree in Economics from ISM University of Management and Economics, established by the BI Norwegian Business School in 1999 in collaboration with Innovation Norway, and a Master degree (Msc) in International Management from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Piacenza, Italy). Her research interests are: global effectiveness, performance measurement, competitiveness, negotiations, influences and leadership across cultures. She also has extensive knowledge on script preparation and evaluation process.
Emanuele Antonio Vendramini, Msc, Ph.D is associate professor at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Piacenza, Italy) where he is the coordinator of the Msc in International Management, Legislation and Society. He was the 2015 Academy of Management Public and NoProfit Division Chair and still is the ”Journal of Comparative Public Administration” best article award committee member. He is also the co-chair of the SIG (Special Interest Group) on health care management of IRSPM, International Research Society of Public Management. His research interests are: public management, performance measurement, competitiveness, poverty reduction. He has been visiting professor in many universities, in the US and in South Africa, and collaborated on Public Management with National Economics University of Hanoi Vietnam.
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