Liberalising Foreign Direct Investment Policies in the APEC Region

Liberalising Foreign Direct Investment Policies in the APEC Region

by Bernie Bishop
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Taylor & Francis


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Liberalising Foreign Direct Investment Policies in the APEC Region

This book is a response to criticisms that investment liberalization in the APEC region is not moving quickly enough. It commences with an historical overview of APEC's process for investment liberalization and a description of current foreign direct investment policies for each of the APEC economies. It then argues that there are significant constraints to further liberalization arising from economic development concerns in the developing countries and political considerations in both developed and developing countries in the region. It also suggests that a truly liberalised investment environment would involve the removal of investment incentives. Again, there are political and institutional reasons that make this difficult. With several suggestions for further research that will better inform policy makers, this is a valuable and informative insight into the complex issues involved in the liberalization process in the APEC region Contents: Introduction; The current liberalization process in APEC; The current state of foreign investment policies in the APEC region; The constraints to further liberalization; The neglected issue of investment incentives; Policies for a liberalized investment environment; Conclusion; References; Index.

Author Biography: The author has lectured and written on international business law with special reference to East Asia for over 10 years. He has written several articles on foreign investment policy in East Asia including the book Foreign Direct Investment in Korea: the Role of the State. The author has also lectured on Business and Politics in the Asia Pacific, Comparative Asian Legal Systems, Japanese political economy, Korean politics and dispute resolution in China.

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ISBN-13: 9781840147940
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/28/2001
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.26(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.67(d)

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