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Foreign Direct Investment, Development and Corporate Responsibility, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OECD countries believe that foreign direct investment (FDI) will play a critical role in the rise of standards of living among nations well into the 21st century. A crucial aspect will be whether FDI’s contribution to economic development will respond in a balanced and sustainable way to the aspirations and expectations of host and home countries alike. This and other related issues were highlighted at a conference on the Role of Investment in Development, Corporate Responsibilities and OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. This event provided a unique forum for dialogue between participants from OECD member states and developing countries, academic, business and labour circles and civil society on the development impact of FDI, the effectiveness of national policies and the responsibilities of multinational enterprises. These issues are expected to be taken up again at the forthcoming WTO Ministerial in Seattle
Table Of Contents
Summary by the Secretariat -- Introduction -- FDI Policy, Individual Country Experiences, and the Role of Foreign Investors in Developing Countries -- The Role of FDI in Economic Development -- Policy and Country Experiences -- Highlights of the Discussion of the First Day: Corporate Responsibilities and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises -- Corporate Responsibilities -- The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises -- Opening Remarks by OECD Secretary-General Donald Johnston -- Policy Environment for Reaping the Full Benefits of Foriegn Direct Investment -- Enhancing Corporate Responsibilities -- The OECD Contribution -- Concluding Remarks -- Concluding Remarks by Dr. Manfred Schekulin -- Keynote Address by George Foulkes, MP -- Foreign Direct Investment and Development: A Reassessment of the Evidence and Policy Implications by Prof. Theodore H. Moran -- Introduction: Enthusiasm or Scepticism about Foreign Direct Investment? -- The Most Valuable Foreign Manufacturing Investments -- The Most Harmful Foreign Manufacturing Investments -- Problematic Operations: Mandatory Joint Ventures and Technology-Sharing Requirements -- The Counter-Attack by the Developed Countries against Globalisation -- Maximizing Flows of Foreign Direct Investment and the Benefits Therefrom -- The Importance of Standards and Corporate Responsibilities: The Role of Voluntary Corporate Codes of Conduct by Kari Tapiola -- Review of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises by Marius Sikkel -- Seven and a Half Propositions on the Role of the OECD Guildelines Outside the OECD Area by Prof. Arghyrios A. Fatouros -- Annex I. Conference Programme -- Annex II. Issues for Discussion -- Introduction -- Session I. FDI and Individual Country Experiences -- Session II. Role of Foreign Investors in Developing Countries -- Session III. Corporate Responsibility: The Importance of Standards and the Role of Voluntary Codes of Corporate Conduct -- Session IV. The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises -- Session V. Concluding Session
Literary Form
non fiction
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Physical Description
1 online resource (100 p.)
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