Promoting TNC-SME linkages: the case for a global business linkage fund.

Abstract

This note provides the theoretical background to looking at Transnational Corporations (TNC)-Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) linkages. Section 3 considers the role of industrial policy, trade policy and donor agencies and international organisations in TNC-SME linkage creation. Section 4 provides some evidence on linkage creation. Section 5 provides some examples and challenges in linkage promotion. Section 6 concludes with a proposal for the establishment of a fund for linkage creation to enhance the development dimension of agreements on investment.

Citation

21 pp.

Promoting TNC-SME linkages: the case for a global business linkage fund.

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