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Natural resources

Geoffrey Jones

in Multinationals and Global Capitalism

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780199272099
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602184 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199272093.003.0003
 Natural resources

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Multinational investment in natural resource exploitation grew rapidly in the 19th century. This was the first sector where entrepreneurs discerned and exploited opportunities to create value by operating across borders. These strategies were among the main drivers of integration during the first global economy. They created some of the world’s largest multinationals that have retained leadership in their respective industries till today.

Keywords: globalisation; multinational investments; natural resource

Chapter.  15708 words. 

Subjects: Economic History

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