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The network of global corporate control: implications for public policy

Compston, Hugh William 2013. The network of global corporate control: implications for public policy. Business and Politics 15 (3) , pp. 357-379. 10.1515/bap-2012-0049

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To what extent do transnational companies (TNCs) have the capacity to influence public policy? This article uses the results of a major new study of TNC ownership to shed light on this issue. It is found that TNC ownership and control is extremely concentrated and that there is an inner core of firms with strong co-ownership links that is overrepresented in the membership of major business organizations. It is concluded that these factors enhance the potential for TNCs in general, and core TNCs in particular, to influence public policy.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Additional Information: PDF uploaded in accordance with publisher's policies at (accessed 15.10.15)
Publisher: de Gruyter
ISSN: 1369-5258
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2017 14:43

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