Revolution and War in the Persian Gulf: The Effect on MNCs

by Suleiman Kassicieh, Jamal Nassar

Fall 1983

Volume 26
Issue 1

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This article analyzes the effects of the recent developments in Iran--namely, the Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War--on the activities of multinational corporations (MNCs) in the Arab oil-producing countries of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. The level of sales, contracts, and investments by MNCs reflect the perceived spill-over effect of revolution and war and therefore the perceived increase in the risk of losses due to political instability.

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