European Union and the Race for Foreign Direct Investment in Europe / Edition 1

European Union and the Race for Foreign Direct Investment in Europe / Edition 1

by Lars Oxelheim
     
 

ISBN-10: 0080442455

ISBN-13: 9780080442457

Pub. Date: 01/01/2004

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780080442457
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
International Business and Management
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.13(d)

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