Published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - UNCTAD
WORLD INVESTMENT REPORT 1992
Transnational corporations as engines of growth
The World Investment Report 1992 analyses the relationship between TNCs and
economic growth. Since the early 1980s, world investment flows have been
expanding rapidly, much faster than other key economic variables such as world
trade and world output. A number of major new developments in the global
economic situation have placed foreign direct investment in a central position
to influence the pace and the nature of economic growth in most countries.
Finally, developing countries themselves have implemented notable and, in many
cases, dramatic policy changes, in order to open their economies to greater
contributions by transnational corporations.
The report includes a statistical annex with FDI statistics and other related