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Foreign Enterprise in Developing Countries
Foreign Enterprise in Developing Countries
By Isaiah Frank
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980, 199 pp

What businessmen have to say about their own activities is often not the most interesting reading. This volume, however, gains very high marks. The 90 multinational corporations with headquarters in 11 countries were acting separately, not as a group, when they responded to interviews shrewdly designed to raise an extraordinarily large number of issues that preoccupy people in developing countries. While some of the results are predictable, many differ substantially from what would have been said some years ago. Professor Frank notes that quite a few of the businessmen had never thought much about some of these issues. Overall he sees a considerable willingness on the part of businessmen to adapt themselves to the aims and aspirations of Third World governments.