Multinational corporations, totalitarian regimes and economic nationalism: United Fruit Company in Central America, 1899–1975

@article{Bucheli2008MultinationalCT,
  title={Multinational corporations, totalitarian regimes and economic nationalism: United Fruit Company in Central America, 1899–1975},
  author={Marcelo Bucheli},
  journal={Business History},
  year={2008},
  volume={50},
  pages={433 - 454}
}
The US multinational United Fruit Company has been considered the quintessential representative of American imperialism in Central America. Not only did the company enjoy enormous privileges in that region, but also counted on authoritarian governments in dealing with labour unrest. The literature assumes that United Fruit and the dictators were natural allies due to their opposition to organised unionism. This paper shows that this alliance could only survive as long as the multinational… 
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