The influence of transnational corporations on the economy of developing countries (Contemplating the example of how the Coca – Cola Company influences the economy of Ukraine)

  • 1 National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine


Transnational corporations’ manufacturing and commercial activities are connected to national and regional markets. Taking this fact into account, the authors identify the main causes of the active development of transnational corporations around the world and determine five levels of economic growth of developing countries. The authors also consider directions of transnational corporations’ influence on developing countries and inquire institutional means and methods of regulating the influence of transnational corporations in Ukraine. Attractive sectors of the Ukrainian economy for transnational corporations’ activities are proposed, the Coca-Cola Company’s activities performed in Ukraine are analyzed, and conditions for further development of transnational corporations in Ukraine are named in the paper.



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