The problems of U.S. businesses operating abroad in terrorist environments / Susanna W. Purnell, Eleanor S. Wainstein ; prepared for the U.S. Department of Commerce.

; Wainstein, Eleanor Sullivan, 1924- ; United States. Department of Commerce
Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand, [1981] .

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Other Authors Wainstein, Eleanor Sullivan, 1924-
United States. Department of Commerce.
Subjects Corporations, American.
International business enterprises.
Terrorism -- Economic aspects.
Series R (Rand Corporation) ; R-2842-DOC.
Description xiii, 103 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Copyright Date [1981]
Notes "November 1981."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-103).
Summary Based on interviews with 59 businessmen, their advisers, and U.S. government officials, this report focuses on the problems of U.S. businesses that run overseas operations in high-risk environments, particularly Latin America. These problems include operating in a climate of instability, high costs of property damage, ransom payments, and expenditures for security purposes; and managerial and technical adjustments that often lower productivity and hamper quality control. Despite the hardships, most businesses do not pull out of a country as a result of terrorist threats or attacks, but cope with them as with other acts of violence.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8166134
(OCoLC)ocm08166134
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WorldCat Identities Purnell, S. W.
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