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Une Multinationale Française: Pechiney Ugine Kuhlmann
Une Multinationale Française: Pechiney Ugine Kuhlmann
By Michel Beaud, Pierre Danjou, and Jean David
Seuil, 1975, 287 pp
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Case studies of multinationals are very welcome; so would be more objectivity than this one shows. The authors' rejection of capitalism and the results that flow from the dominance of the profit motive lead them to predictable judgments, including a proposal for nationalization. Nevertheless, this discussion of the mergers, investments, diversification, and practices of France's aluminum-copper-chemicals-steel conglomerate has a great deal of interest.