Research project

A Framework Model on MNE’s impact on global development challenges in emerging markets (MNEmerge)

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Co-Investigators

Project Details
Start date: 01/01/2014
End date: 31/12/2016

Funder
European Commission

Abstract
MNEmerge Project aims to address the issues raised in FP7-SSH call together with a consortium that consists of top European universities, international organisations and multinational enterprises. We wish to provide a comprehensive framework, casestudy methodology and policy analysis of the activities of MNE and organisations operating in- and outside of EU. We aremostly interested on activities that take part in India, Brazil and Africa.

The consortium has been an active contributor to the multinationals research and it has expertise on studying societalproblems in emerging markets. The research will be carried out by an international, interdisciplinary team, involvingresearchers from Finnish, British and Dutch institutes. The issues studied in this project are varied but there is a commonthread uniting all of its sub-themes; namely they all relate to how MNE activities in terms of one of the following: FDI, businessfunctioning, technology and innovation strategies, corporate philanthropy or socially responsible investment, can contribute tothe attainment of poverty alleviation, food security, health security and environmental security, which are intimately interlinked.

The objectives of the project are:
1. Development of a framework to analyse MNE impact towards socio-economic development
2. Development of a model that describes the relationship between MNE, FDI and the economy
3. Role of public policies in supporting responsible business practises and the Millennium Declaration Goals
4. Case Studies to support the methodological framework model on health, environment and energy

We identify modes of MNE collaboration with other societal stakeholders including the State, which permit the businesssustainability while ensuring sustainable development of society as a whole with the ‘environment' being a passivestakeholder. We will also develop tools and aids for decision making that can facilitate the implementation of the aforesaidrecommendations.

Keywords
Framework Model, comparative, randomized and qualitative
Case Studies on health, environment and energy, Policy
Recommendations, sanitation and medication in health,
electrification without grid


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