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Download the ATDF Journal Version 9, Issue 1, 2017 on the Sustainability effects from embeddedness of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in developing countries.

The Journal discusses embeddedness and assessing the quality and extent of «local embeddedness» as a sustainability indicator that captures the positive externalities as well as negative externalaties generated by multinational companies for the local economy, the local environment, and the transformation of the local community.

Peoples economic activities are embedded in their networks of social relations and whether or not people can trust each other. Mark Granovetter, 1985

Embedded ties create value through three mechanisms: trust, fine-grained information transfer, and joint problem solving. Brian Uzzi, 1996.

"We promote a paradigm shift in development assistance towards the priorities of the local economy in Africa through technology, innovation and entrepreneurship."

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