Transnational Corporations in Africa : Some Major Issues
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The purpose of this paper is to identify the major issues relating to the activities of transitional corporations in Africa and their significance from the stand point of the socio – economic development of the region with a view to the conference recommending some policy measures which member states may wish to adopt in the coming years. It is useful to stress that the assessment of the costs and benefits of transnational corporations in Africa is not an easy matter. This is because existing methodologies for such an analysis are still inadequate as research in this area is relatively new. Moreover, information on such activities in Africa is not readily available at this point. Despite these limitations , it is important to have an understanding of the major issues of concern to African governments and to assess their significance in light of the available information.