Sustainability effects from embeddedness of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in developing countries.
Assessing the quality and extent of «local embeddedness» as a sustainability indicator that captures the positive externalities generated by a MNE for the local economy the local environment, and the local community and its transformation.
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."