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Multinational Enterprises in the West and East
Multinational Enterprises in the West and East
By Leon Zurawicki
Sijthoff, 1979, 207 pp

Professor Zurawicki of Warsaw examines multinational firms from several perspectives. He sees a need to revise international trade theory to take account of their oligopolistic behavior and the growth of intra-firm transactions. He explains why the Western multinationals are preferred partners for socialist governments but sees why Western governments must enter the picture. His examination of the weaknesses of Eastern policies and practices leads to an emphasis on what could be accomplished by a fuller and more effective use of "socialist common enterprises." While some of the book's points are inevitably familiar, there are enough new perspectives to make this view through the no-longer-iron curtain worth the attention of Western scholars and businessmen.