International Business and Developing Countries Research Paper by Master Researcher

International Business and Developing Countries
A look at the environmental impact of international business in developing countries.
# 38757 | 2,400 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper examines the relationship between international business and the environment. The paper begins by outlining a series of environmental disasters--Bhopal, Chernobyl, the Exxon Valdez and others--and their links to international business. The paper analyzes these events and concludes that addressing the problems of the environment and international business requires other countries to establish agencies like the EPA.

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"The concept of development was primarily a macroeconomic issue fifty years ago. Essentially, it involved capitalizing the economies of developing countries by attracting foreign investment, or if necessary development assistance, and associated technology. Ultimately, the key to prosperity and security was seen as improving the economic conditions of poverty-stricken residents of developing countries. This, in turn, was only seen as possible through a traditional model that saw developing countries undergoing an industrial revolution and joining western Europe and North America as members of the developed world. Increased productivity would increase incomes, consumption and standards of living in the developing countries.
"This model has come under scrutiny recently. The United Nations (UN) has begun to emphasize social development. Social development is a theory that development should be measured by many factors including social factors such as equity, distribution, literacy and public health. Additionally, and most importantly, serious question have begun to be raised about the capacity of the globe to sustain its present population if consumption levels (and waste production levels) on a global basis rise to what they are today in developed countries. The globe may not be able to sustain and support a 'developed' world."

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