Introduction to the Symposium Multinationals : The Janus Face of Globalization *

  title={Introduction to the Symposium Multinationals : The Janus Face of Globalization *},
  author={Lorraine Eden and Stefanie Lenway},
Spanning the globe, its affiliates and strategic partnerships linking countries in complex webs of alliances, the multinational enterprise (MNE) is the embodiment of globalization and its principal agent. Nation states have contributed towards making the MNE the key agent of globalization through promoting technological innovation, reducing tariff and non-tariff barriers, and liberalizing their domestic financial systems. Multinationals have been the prime movers behind globalization, taking… CONTINUE READING

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