2. The existence of these options in the hands of the multinational enterprise is not necessarily harmful to the developing countries. As long as the options are not exercised, the operations of the foreign-owned enterprise may well be benign. Even when they are exercised, the economic consequences may be helpful to the developing countries. It may be that developing countries are bound to feel a sense of vulnerability to world markets, irrespective of their policies towards multinational enterprises. It is not at all evident, for instance, that developing countries which exclude multinational enterprises from their territory do very much more than change the quality and form of their dependence. All still face the need to mobilize resources, internal and external.