The economic impact of multinational enterprises in Tayside

Xiaming Liu, Brian Ashcroft (Editor)

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This short paper is based on the information provided by twenty eight firms. The sectors in which these companies were involved included: chemical and oil products; clothing and knitwear; electrical and instrument engineering; electronics and microprocessor based equipment; food and drink; mechanical engineering and metal goods; oil and engineering; paper, board and products packaging; rubber and plastic products; and textile products (natural and synthetic).Section 2 discusses the impact these firms had on local capital formation, and technology and managerial skill transfer. Employment and international trade effects will be reported in sections 3 4 respectively. Section 5 provides conclusions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-43
Number of pages7
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1994


  • multinational enterprises
  • Tayside economy
  • Scottish economy


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