MNEmerge project explores the role of multinational enterprises (MNE) in addressing global development challenges by mirroring the impacts of the operations of MNEs against the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The project includes field research in three developing countries, Brazil, Ghana and India.

The four objectives of the project are:

  1. Developing a comprehensive framework to analyse the impacts of MNEs towards socio-economic development;
  2. Developing a model that describes the relationships between MNEs, FDI and the economy;
  3. Performing case studies and quantitative analysis to verify the developed model;
  4. Analysing the role of public policies in supporting responsible business practices and the Millennium Development Goals.

MNEmerge also provides recommendations regarding modes of MNE collaboration with societal stakeholders. Thus, the project aims at supporting business sustainability while simultaneously ensuring sustainable development of a society.

MNEmerge is a three-year (2014–2016) international research project.

The partners of the project are:

  • Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland (Lead Partner)
  • King’s College London, UK
  • Brunel University, UK
  • University of Oxford, UK
  • University of Turku/Pan-European Institute, Finland
  • United Nations University, Netherlands
  • Public Health Foundation of India, India
  • Science and Technology Policy Research Institute, Ghana
  • INESC P&D Brazil, Brazil

For more information, please visit the MNEmerge website or contact Project Researcher Hanna Mäkinen, at the Pan-European Institute.



 MNEmerge has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under Grant Agreement No. 612889.



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