Monopolistic activity by transnational enterprises

Other Names:
Transnational monopolies
Transnational monopolies in developing countries

The predominance of transnational enterprises, including transnational corporations, in world economic affairs can often create monopolistic structures which reduce world efficiency and may displace or prevent alternative activities. The concentration of transnational enterprises on the production and consumption of certain types of products and services not only influences consumption patterns but, in developing countries, often responds mainly to the demand of small segments of the population.


Transnational corporations increasingly gain proprietary rights to improved seed varieties, often without recognizing the rights of the countries from which the plant materials were obtained. Much of this material originates in developing countries.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 13: Climate Action
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST