Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign Direct Investment

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Over the past decade, foreign direct investment (FDI) around the world has nearly tripled, and with this surge have come dramatic shifts in FDI flows. In Foreign Direct Investment, distinguished economists look at changes in FDI, including historical trends, specific country experiences, developments in the semiconductor industry, and variations in international mergers and acquisitions. Chapters cover such topics as theoretical accounts of FDI patterns, the growth of multinational enterprises, and the FDI experiences of Japan, the United States, and selected developing countries. This volume will interest economists, government officials, and business people concerned with FDI today.Foreign-owned manufacturing operations do export less than they import. In the earliest year for which we have data, 1974, their exports were about two- thirds of their imports. The ratio jumped to more than 100 percent in 1982, after a periodanbsp;...

Title:Foreign Direct Investment
Author:Kenneth A. Froot
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2008-04-15


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