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Author International Economic Association. World Congress (13th : 2002 : Lisbon, Portugal)

Title Multinationals and foreign investment in economic development / edited by Edward M. Graham
Published Houndmills [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan in association with International Economic Association, 2005


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Description xiv, 233 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series IEA conference volume ; vol. no. 141
I.E.A. conference volume ; no. 141
IEA conference volume (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm)) ; no. 141
I.E.A. conference volume ; no. 141
Contents 1. Introduction : foreign direct investment in developing countries - where do we now stand? / Edward M. Graham -- 2. On intra-firm trade and multinationals : offshoring and foreign outsourcing in manufacturing / Ashok Deo Bardhan and Dwight Jaffee -- 3. Foreign direct investment, externalities and economic growth in developing countries : some empirical explorations / Nagesh Kumar and Jaya Prakash Pradhan -- 4. Technological spillovers and export-platform FDI / Kjetil Bjorvatn and Carsten Eckel -- 5. Foreign direct investment in South Asia : impact on economic growth and local investment / Pradeep Agrawal -- 6. The internationalization of Korean firms : strategic interaction and tariff-jumping when quality matters / Benedicte Coestier and Serge Perrin -- 7. Foreign direct investment, trade and regional integration in Mercosur / Marta Castilho and Soledad Zignago -- 8. The effect of exchange-rate uncertainty on foreign direct investment in the United Kingdom / Matteo Iannizzotto and Nigel J. Miller -- 9. The role of foreign direct investment and natural resources in economic development / Jose De Gregorio -- 10. Multinationals and foreign direct investment in India and China / Subrata Gupta -- 11. Portuguese investment in Brazil - the challenges of an Iberian logic / Cezar Miranda Guedes and Mario Gomez Olivares
Summary "During the recent past, foreign direct investment (FDI) flows have increased at apparently astounding rates, especially so during the 1990s. While much of the increase was due to unprecedented cross-border mergers and acquisitions among high-income countries, the amount of FDI flowing to developing nations also grew substantially. This volume examines the economics of this FDI to developing countries. Some chapters are theoretical in nature, others empirical, and still others are largely policy-oriented. Topics covered include whether FDI makes an autonomous contribution to growth in these nations and whether or not 'spillovers' are generated by these investments. Also covered are effects of policy intervention by governments on FDI flows and whether non-economic factors (e.g. cultural factors) might figure as determinants of location of FDI."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Multinationals
Foreign investment
Notes "Selected from papers presented at the Thirteenth Congress of the International Economic Association, held in Lisbon, Portugal in September 2002"--P
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Investments, Foreign -- Developing countries -- Congresses.
International business enterprises -- Developing countries -- Congresses.
Economic development -- Finance -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Graham, Edward M. (Edward Montgomery), 1944-2007.
International Economic Association.
LC no. 2004059167
ISBN 1403949409