This book examines foreign direct investment in a changing world economy. It offers case-studies of this investment in different national and industrial contexts. Firms and countries have encountered mixed results in using this investment to further their foreign leverage. Conversely, potential host countries have faced different opportunities and constraints in attracting or utilizing foreign capital for their development. Although some countries have been relatively successful, most do not appear to be well positioned to take advantage of the ongoing processes of globalization of national economies.
Table of Contents
List of Tables - List of Figures - List of Acronyms - Notes on the Contributors - Introduction: Foreign Direct Investment in a Changing World; S.Chan - Auto Bargaining in Canada, 1965-87; K.P.Thomas - Maquiladorization as a Global Process; J.A.Hart - Japanese Foreign Direct Investment in East Asia: The Expanding Division of Labour and the Future of Regionalism; K.G.Machado - Industrial Upgrading and Multinational Corporations: A Bumpy Runway for Taiwan's Aircraft Industry; C.Huang - MNCs and Developmentalism: Domestic Structures as an Explanation for East Asian Dynamism; C.Clark & S.Chan - State or Market: The Development of the Ecuadorian Banana Industry; D.W.Schodt - Foreign Direct Investment in Eastern Europe: Harnessing FDI to the Transition from Plan to Market; C.H.McMillan - Foreign Direct Investment in Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire; S.McMillan - Do MNCs Matter for National Development? Contrasting East Asia and Latin America; S.Chan & C.Clark - Investment Dependence and Political Conflict in Developing Countries: A Comparative Regional Analysis; J.M.Rothgeb, Jr - References - Index