Foreign Direct Investment (FDI): Policies, Economic Impacts and Global Perspectives


Enzo Guillon (Editor)
Lucas Chauvet (Editor)

Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives, Global Political Studies
BISAC: BUS019000

In this book, the authors present topical research in the study of the policies, economic impacts and global perspectives of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Topics discussed include Chinese and Indian investment in Africa’s extractive industries; a case study in Mexico of productivity spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment; evidence from the EU at the regional level of FDI and economic growth; outward FDI to China and the parent firm’s ability to create value added per worker; Foreign Direct Investment on ASEAN’s income inequality revisited; global trends in R&D-intensive FDI; the impact of corruption on the timing and mode of entry by U.S. firms in China; the proliferation of Free Trade Agreements and their impact on FDI; Union structure and inward FDI; inward FDI performance and determinants of FDI regional disparity in China; trade, FDI, exchange rate, and the effect of corporate tax reduction policy; evidence from plant-level data of FDI and productivity spillovers; and regional FDI spillovers in the Swiss service/construction industry. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chinese and Indian Investment in Africa’s Extractive Industries: Implications for Local Industrial Development
(Judith Fessehaie, PRISM, University of Cape Town, Industrial Development Expert, TradeMark Southern Africa)

What Determines Productivity Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment? A Case Study of Mexico
(Jacob A. Jordaan, Department of Economics and Business Administration, VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

FDI and Economic Growth: Evidence from the EU at the Regional Level
(Adolfo Maza, José Villaverde, María Gutiérrez-Portilla, Paula Gutiérrez-Portilla, Department of Economics, University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain)

Outward FDI to China and the Parent Firm’s Ability to Create Value Added per Worker
(Shu-Chin Huang, Chang-Ching Lin, Department of Economics, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan, and others)
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Foreign Direct Investment on ASEAN’s Income Inequality Revisited: A Spatial Panel Data Model Approach
(Nathapornpan Piyaareekul Uttama, Economics Program, School of Management, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand)

Global Trends in R and D-Intensive FDI: Opportunities and Challenges for Developing Countries
(José Guimón, Department of Economic Structure and Development Economics, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain)

The Impact of Corruption on the Timing and Mode of Entry by U.S. Firms in China
(Rossitza B. Wooster, Jacob Billings, Department of Economics, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA)

The Proliferation of Free Trade Agreements and their Impact on Foreign Direct Investment: An Empirical Analysis on Panel Data
(Bassem Kahouli, Samir Maktouf, Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Sousse, City Riadh, Sousse, Tunisia, and others)

Union Structure and Inward FDI
(Minas Vlassis, Stefanos Mamakis, Department of Economics, University of Crete, University Campus at “Gallos”, Rethymno, Crete, Greece)

Inward FDI Performance and Determinants of FDI Regional Disparity in China
(Lucy Zheng, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, London, UK)

Trade, FDI, Exchange Rate, and the Effect of Corporate Tax Reduction Policy
(Hiroyuki Nishiyama, School of Economics, University of Hyogo, Nishi-Ku, Kobe, Japan)

Foreign Direct Investment and Productivity Spillovers: Evidence from Plant-Level Data
(Jayjit Roy, Mahmut Yasar, University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA, and others)

Regional FDI Spillovers in the Swiss Service/Construction Industry: The Role of Spillover Mechanisms and Local Technological Characteristics
(Lamia Ben Hamida, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Switzerland)


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