"But you can't just set up shop and give nothing back — you have to create local opportunity," the Microsoft CEO said.
Nadella said that many states and their citizens had turned against the idea of globalisation as they prioritised their own nation.
"Every head of state only cares about one thing: it's about their country first. In the US it's about America first, and in Britain, it's about Britain first," he noted.
Nadella emphasised that companies
must to be able to show the state heads and citizens what they have done for them "in terms of local taxes, in terms of local small business productivity, local large business competitiveness, their educational outcomes, their entrepreneurial work, that's what matters".
During last two financial years, the software giant has booked more revenue from outside the US than from within it.
"In the financial year ended June 30, 2016, it generated $44.7 billion in international sales, versus $40.6 billion domestically," the report said.
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