Abstract—The focus of this paper is to give an insight into the issue of multinational companies (MNCs) and their up-todate role on the global economic scene. The paper relies on a qualitative approach in order to investigate the very nature, the performances and the impact of MNCs on host countries. It employs available data from international databases and reports released by well-known international organizations (namely UNCTAD and International Monetary Fund), working papers, articles or studies addressing especially the international business field, in order to highlight the spectacular dynamics behind the theoretical developments. The main findings of the paper consist of putting forward the overwhelming performances achieved by MNCs on global markets, by paying a special attention to MNCs from BRIC countries, which proved to be the engine of the world economy during the recent crisis. Many of them operate on the markets of South Eastern Europe and the evaluation of their impact on host countries also represents an issue with many practical implications.
Index Terms—Multinational company (MNC), foreign direct investments (FDI), cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A), emerging economies, BRIC states.
The authors are with University of Petrosani (e-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cite: Codruta Dura, Alin Isac, and Claudia Isac, "Overview of Performances Achieved by Multinational Companies in the Globalization Era," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 209-212, 2012.