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A Framework Model on MNE’s impact on global development challenges in emerging markets

Objective

MNEmerge Project aims to address the issues raised in this call together with a consortium that consists of top European universities, international organisations and multinational enterprises. We wish to provide a comprehensive framework, case study methodology and policy analysis of the activities of MNE and organisations operating in- and outside of EU. We are mostly interested on activities that take part in India, Brazil and Africa.

The consortium has been an active contributor to the multinationals research and it has expertise on studying societal problems in emerging markets. The research will be carried out by an international, interdisciplinary team, involving researchers from Finnish, British and Dutch institutes. The issues studied in this project are varied but there is a common thread uniting all of its sub-themes; namely they all relate to how MNE activities in terms of one of the following: FDI, business functioning, technology and innovation strategies, corporate philanthropy or socially responsible investment, can contribute to the attainment of poverty alleviation, food security, health security and environmental security, which are intimately interlinked.

The objectives of the project are:

1. Development of a framework to analyse MNE impact towards socio-economic development
2. Development of a model that describes the relationship between MNE, FDI and the economy
3. Role of public policies in supporting responsible business practises and the Millennium Declaration Goals
4. Case Studies to support the methodological framework model on health, environment and energy

We identify modes of MNE collaboration with other societal stakeholders including the State, which permit the business sustainability while ensuring sustainable development of society as a whole with the ‘environment’ being a passive stakeholder. We will also develop tools and aids for decision making that can facilitate the implementation of the aforesaid recommendations.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /social sciences/political science/public policy

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2013-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT
Address
Yliopistonkatu 34
53850 Lappeenranta
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 450 300
Administrative Contact
Anni Liikanen (Ms.)

Participants (10)

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 12 950,94
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 14 358,47
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Waller (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 644 500
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gill Wells (Ms.)
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 212 080
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hanna Mäkinen (Ms.)
UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY
Japan
EU contribution
€ 366 304
Address
Jingumae 5 Chome 53-70
150 8925 Shibuya Ku Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marcus Vleugels (Mr.)
PUBLIC HEALTH FOUNDATION OF INDIA
India
EU contribution
€ 102 960
Address
Isid Campus, 4Th Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj
110070 New Delhi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Malini Aisola (Ms.)
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 102 960
Address
Agostino Neto Road 15
Accra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
George Owusu Essegbey (Dr.)
INESC P&D BRASIL - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, PESQUISA E DESENVOLVIMENTO DO BRASIL
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 136 400
Address
Rua Jose Cabalero 15
11055 300 Santos Sao Paulo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vladimiro Miranda (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF KENT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 139 561,53
Address
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jane Benstead (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 277 649,06
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erica Conway (Ms.)