Foreign Direct Investment and the Regional Economy

Foreign Direct Investment and the Regional Economy

by Jonathan Jones, Colin Wren
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754645223

ISBN-13: 9780754645221

Pub. Date: 03/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The 'boom' in foreign direct investment (FDI) since the mid-1980s, continues to be paramount in policy interest. This book reviews the literature on the nature of FDI and reports the recent results on the performance of FDI plants in order to show the implications for regional economic development. It presents new evidence on the nature and performance of these plants

Overview

The 'boom' in foreign direct investment (FDI) since the mid-1980s, continues to be paramount in policy interest. This book reviews the literature on the nature of FDI and reports the recent results on the performance of FDI plants in order to show the implications for regional economic development. It presents new evidence on the nature and performance of these plants, using a unique dataset that has been constructed and rigorously analyzed by applying econometric techniques. The role of FDI in economic development has long been poorly understood and this book contributes to improving understanding, and is of direct policy relevance. An examination is made of the generation, theory and location of FDI, as well as its implications for regional and national development. In addition to this, analysis is made of the issues at the project and plant levels, related to investment, employment and firm survival.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754645221
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction. Theory and Pattern of FDI: Background; Theory; Location; Regional development. Inward Investment in a Regional Economy: Investment; Project jobs; Plant employment; Survival; Conclusions; Data appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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