The Political Economy of Globalization – Revisiting Stephen Hymer 50 Years On

  title={The Political Economy of Globalization – Revisiting Stephen Hymer 50 Years On},
  author={J. Dunning and C. Pitelis},
  journal={History of Economics eJournal},
We discuss issues pertaining to the political economy of “globalization”, in the context of the seminal contribution by Stephen Hymer. While Hymer’s contribution to the theory of the multinational enterprise (MNE) and foreign direct investment (FDI) is widely recognized, his contribution to the political economy of what he called “multinational corporate capital” has received less attention. In this paper we revisit some of the issues he raised, notably uneven development, global governance and… Expand
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