European Union And The Race For Foreign Direct Investment In Europe

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The purpose of the volume is to analyze the impact of European Union on inward foreign direct investment in Europe and to discuss what type of effects are being created by this race for FDI.

The volume deals with two levels of discussion: First, by looking at the policy issues as addressed by the EU authorities and incentive regimes exercised in single countries by local governments. Second, by looking at company strategies towards location selection and whether there is a trend towards concentration in some countries or regions. Although academically it is still under discussion, most countries believe that inward foreign direct investment is beneficial for local economies.

It is considered positive not only for job opportunities but also for tax income, technological development and competitiveness of local firms. Countries thus create different type of incentives for foreign firms, such as; direct incentives/subsidies, tax relief, soft loans and preferred handling. This race for attracting inward FDI has been intensified in the European Union. However, there has hardly been any research to understand the impact of EU on the competition among EU-countries to attract FDI. This volume will investigate whether there is such a race or not and provide evidence from different countries. .

- Provides evidence from different countries
- Analyzes the impact of EU on the competition among EU-countries to attract FDI

Audience: Researchers and students in the field of International Business. Due to its rich empirical insights, it will also appeal to policy makers and managers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080442457
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Series: International Business and Management
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Race for FDI in the European Union 3
2 Regional Integration and Foreign Direct Investment in a Globalised World Economy 35
3 The WTO and the Race for Inward FDI in the European Union 59
4 The Role of Environmental Issues in the Competition for Inward Investment within Europe 101
5 Heading for Headquarters? Why and How the Location of Headquarters matter among the EU countries 123
6 Capital Market Developments and the Race for FDI in the European Union 149
7 The Race for Japanese FDI in the European Union 185
8 The Global Race for FDI: The Case of Australian Investment in Europe 209
9 Investment and Acquisition Strategies of U.S. Firms in Europe 237
10 EU Periphery and the Quality of Manufacturing FDI 257
11 The Impact of Enlargement on the Race for FDI 289
12 The Race for Inward FDI in the Baltic States and Central and Eastern Europe 323
13 Political Risk and FDI: Existing EU vs. Acession Countries 355
14 The Race for FDI in Services - The Case of the Airline Industry 381
15 Foreign Direct Investment - Location Attractiveness for Retailing Firms in the European Union 407
16 The Race for Investment in the New Economy 429
17 The FDI Race in European Banking 459
Author Index 485
Subject Index 493
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