Global Corporate Power: Emerging Trends and Issues

By Kavaljit Singh | ASED-PIRC Briefing Paper | July 2001

In the last two decades, economic clout of global corporations has scaled unprecedented heights. Does this suggest the end of nation-states? Not at all, says the author. With the help of contemporary examples, the author argues that the role of state has been critical in shaping the present trajectory of corporate-led global economy.

This paper critically examines in detail two most controversial and complex issues related to TNCs namely, mergers and acquisitions and transfer pricing. The author calls upon anti-corporate activists and movements to rethink their strategies in order to address new challenges posed by corporate-led globalization