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Do multinational corporations have a duty to maintain a strong presence in their home countries?

  • Yes, I believe multinational corporations have a duty to maintain a strong presence in their home countries.

    Most corporations started as little companies. Little companies usually got financial help from their home country. I believe it is an ethical responsibility to "pay it forward." If a family member needs help, usually another family member will help them. If a multinational corporation can help its home country by paying their taxes and hiring inside the home country, it would help immensely. This is not even going out of their way to do what is their moral and ethical best to help the country that helped them. If a multinational corporation severs ties with the home country, they should no longer be welcome to do business in their home country. Or get any tax advantages. We need to get back to a more loyal business model. Where the corporations have the same duty to do right by their employees with salary and benefits as the employees have a duty to do a good job for the corporation they work for. Right now it seems one sided. Work extra had for a base salary and get nothing in the way of benefits.

  • Yes, they do.

    I think that corporations that end up going global in scale do have a moral obligation to maintain a strong presence in their home lands. Their home land is the place that allowed them to start out and flourish, so they should stay there and help out as much as possible.

  • Yes, I believe multinational corporations have a duty to maintain a strong presence in their home countries.

    Most corporations started as little companies. Little companies usually got financial help from their home country. I believe it is an ethical responsibility to "pay it forward." If a family member needs help, usually another family member will help them. If a multinational corporation can help its home country by paying their taxes and hiring inside the home country, it would help immensely. This is not even going out of their way to do what is their moral and ethical best to help the country that helped them. If a multinational corporation severs ties with the home country, they should no longer be welcome to do business in their home country. Or get any tax advantages. We need to get back to a more loyal business model. Where the corporations have the same duty to do right by their employees with salary and benefits as the employees have a duty to do a good job for the corporation they work for. Right now it seems one sided. Work extra had for a base salary and get nothing in the way of benefits.

  • Multinational Corporations should be Based at Home

    Corporations who have many franchises or a strong presence in other countries have a duty to maintain an equally strong presence in their home countries. Consider, for example, the cases of McDonald's and Cocacola. Although they are international corporations, they also remain American brands and American companies. If corporations don't want to retain their presence in America, they need to leave America altogether.

  • No, they have a right to not do so.

    Multinational companies are just multinational. They have to stay international, not just focusing on one country, where everyone is sick and tired of the same food. If they do stay in their homeland, that corporation will suffer losses from people there not buying the same old foods, choosing to buy from other multinational countries.

  • No, they have a right to not do so.

    Multinational companies are just multinational. They have to stay international, not just focusing on one country, where everyone is sick and tired of the same food. If they do stay in their homeland, that corporation will suffer losses from people there not buying the same old foods, choosing to buy from other multinational countries.

  • No, it's not necessary

    While, from a personal standpoint, I would like to see multinational corporations be helpful in their home country, I don't think that it is necessarily their duty. The country where they started is simply that. If a company truly has global aspirations, it should be allowed to align itself with the world rather than the US or Great Britain.

  • No Multinational Companies Do Not Owe Allegiance to Their Country of Origin

    Multinational companies by definition are just that, multinational. The do their business as part of an entire global economy, and their allegiance beyond their obligations to their employees and shareholders should be to the global economy as a whole. It has been argued that many of these multinational firms started as small business, but if the aspirations of that business are to operate in a worldwide economy then that is where their prime area of focus needs, and should be. To claim that a company, only because the started in a single country, are bound to an allegiance to that specific country, is simply not economically sound judgment based on the needs of the global business world. Multinational companies owe their allegiance to the world economy, with secondary consideration to that of their country of origin, but that is where the obligation ends.


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