Transnational corporation – A company that has operations (factories, offices, research and development, shops) in more than one country
Many transnational corporations are large and have well-known brands.
Transacts in many nations, sometimes all of them (Transnational), like McDonald's in all the different countries above.
Globalisation (the "internationalisation" of markets for goods and services) has resulted in many businesses setting up or buying operations in other countries.
Companies that operate in several countries are called transnational corporations (TNCs) or, sometimes, multinational corporations (MNCs).
The US fast-food chain McDonald's is a large TNC – it has around 34,000 restaurants in 119 countries. Other examples include the technology giant, Apple, Coca Cola, and Unilever, one of the world's biggest consumer goods companies.
The majority of TNCs come from economically developed countries such as the U.S. and UK. Many multinational corporations invest in other developed countries.
However, TNCs also invest in less economically developed countries. The UK DIY store, B&Q, has stores in China, for example.