For those who said that their family members worked in multinational corporations, 25% worked for not more than 2 years. 25% worked in multinational corporations for between 2 and 5 years, while the rest 50% worked for more than 5 years.
Most respondents (75%) also described multinational corporations as those companies that invest in many countries. 25% of them viewed multinational companies as large companies trading in more than one foreign country. Regarding to work ethics, respondents were asked whether they thought that multinational corporations have stricter work ethics compared to local businesses. Most respondents (75%) said “Yes”. 50% of the respondents also suggested that multinational companies produce better goods and services while 50% said they don’t.
The respondents were also asked if they thought that multinational companies pay better than other companies. 25% of the respondents were not sure, 25% disagreed and 50% agreed. Regarding work conditions, 25% of the respondents think that multinational corporations provide employees with better work conditions while 25% think that they don’t. 50% of the respondents were not sure. Furthermore, 33% of the respondents suggest that multinational companies help develop the economy while another 33% think that multinational companies have too much power. The rest 33% think that multinational corporations compete with the government for power (Jensen, 2010).
Most respondents also think that multinational companies do not need to be regulated. 50% of the respondents suggest that multinational corporations are businesses that compete like any other (Rugraff & Hansen, 2011). On a rating of scale 1 to 5, 50% of the respondents rated multinational companies 4 out of 5 on the extent that they harm the economy.
From the summary of results above, it is clear that the responses exhibit a mixture of views regarding to the effect of multinational