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Multinational Corporation

A corporation that maintains assets and/or operations in more than one country. A multinational corporation often has a long supply chain that may, for example, require the acquisition of raw materials in one country, a product's manufacture in a second country, and its retail sale in a third country. A multinational often globally manages its operations from a main office in its home country. Multinational corporations are controversial among groups such as environmentalists and worker advocates, who claim that multinationals exploit resources and employees. On the other hand, proponents argue that multinationals create wealth in every country where they operate, which ultimately benefits workers as well as shareholders.


Of, relating to, or being a company with subsidiaries or other operations in a number of countries. The diversity of operations of such companies subjects them to unique risks (for example, exchange rate changes or government nationalization) but at the same time offers them unique profit opportunities closed to domestic companies.
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Ultimately, however, if NATO is going to rely more heavily on multinationally employed capabilities in the future, clearly agreed guidelines will be necessary.
Multinationally coordinated organizations involve military forces and civilian agencies from more than one nation.
For model [2], dummy variables indicating whether the firm is an incumbent (dincum), operates in the mobile subsector (dmobile), operates in more than one sector (msec), or operates multinationally (mnat) have been added.
In particular, one studies how the price of an activity affects the level of the other activity, in this case how the price of operating multinationally affects the level of trade.
This ratio signifies the relative importance of the industry to foreign firms that want to expand multinationally, and it, therefore, captures the intensity of foreign takeover activity in the respective industry.
enables businesses to communicate, transact and provide customer support multinationally and multiculturally over the Internet.

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