UNCTAD Training Manual on Statistics for FDI and the Operations of TNCs - Volume II: Statistics on the Operations of Transnational Corporations
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The purpose of this volume is to clarify concepts, definitions and methodologies needed to collect and compile information on the operations of transnational corporations (TNCs) – in their respective economies. Its aim is to provide practical guidance on collecting statistics on the operations of home-based as well as foreign-based TNCs. Concrete and useful examples are collected from various countries to illustrate key points. Chapter I highlights the importance of compiling data on TNCs’ operations, and reviews the main issues and concepts relating to foreign ownership and investment. Chapter II discusses the selection and definition of operational variables. Chapter III provides an overview of various data and compilation issues, and Chapter IV offers guidance in designing and conducting surveys of foreign affiliates.


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