Parental Supervision: The New Paradigm for Foreign Direct Investment and Development

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881323139
  • Publisher: Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Series: Policy Analyses in International Economics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 100
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction 1
1 The Product Cycle Model of Foreign Direct Investment, Multinational Corporate Strategy, and Parent Control 3
2 Operations That Fit into the Product Cycle Model of Control and Supervision 7
Characteristics of the Affiliates Themselves 7
Backward Linkages 15
Spillovers and Externalities 24
3 Operations That Do Not Fit into the Product Cycle Model of Control and Supervision: Investments with Domestic-Content, Joint-Venture, and Technology-Sharing Mandates Imposed by the Host 31
Characteristics of the Affiliates Themselves 32
Backward Linkages 38
Externalities 40
4 Implications for Measuring the Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Development 41
The Dangers of Mismeasuring the Impact of Foreign Direct Investment 41
Appraising the Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Host Countries Within the Context of Endogenous Growth Theory 44
Estimating the Impact of Rationalization and "Derationalization" of Production by Multinational Firms Across Borders 49
Assessing the Spread of Backward Linkages from Foreign Affiliates to Local Suppliers 53
Evaluating Spillovers and Externalities from Foreign Investors to the Host Economy 55
5 Policy Implications for Host Authorities 61
Implications for Host Country Policies Toward Foreign Direct Investment 61
Implications for Host Country Policies Toward Trade-and-Investment Negotiations 63
References 67
Index 75
Table 4.1 Alternative estimates of the impact of investment liberalization 58
Table 5.1 Schematic comparison of foreign affiliates closely integrated into the parent's global sourcing network with foreign affiliates that are not 62
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