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Outward Fdi And The Investment Development Path In Romania

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  • Lect. Simona Gabriela Maşca Ph.D

    (“Babeş-Bolyai” University Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

  • Assist. Viorela Ligia Văidean Ph.D Student

    (“Babeş-Bolyai” University Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

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    Outward foreign direct investment (FDI) represents the present way for Central and Eastern European countries reintegration in the global economy, coming next after foreign trade and FDI inflows liberalization. Analyzing the multinationals location factors, Dunning explains in his theories the relationship between a country’s development level and its net international investment position. This relationship was recently empirically tested for some CEE countries. Since Romania is not concerned by these studies, we are interested on characterizing the outward FDI phenomenon in Romania in the light of Dunning’s Investment Development Path theory. A series of indicators are used in this purpose, concluding that nowadays, Romania is situated in the second stage of IDP. More, we found that the IDP paradigm is generally applicable to Romania; the particularity consists in bigger growth rates for FDI inflows than for GDP in the first stages of IDP. Some policy implications are drawn at the end.

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    Article provided by University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in its journal Revista Tinerior Economisti(The Young Economists Journal).

    Volume (Year): 1 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 15S (November)
    Pages: 27-38

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    Keywords: multinationals; outward FDI; international investment position; IDP theory; descriptive analyses;

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    1. John Dunning, 1981. "Explaining the international direct investment position of countries: Towards a dynamic or developmental approach," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, vol. 117(1), pages 30-64, March.
    2. Liu, Xiaohui & Buck, Trevor & Shu, Chang, 2005. "Chinese economic development, the next stage: outward FDI?," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 14(1), pages 97-115, February.
    3. Lee, Jaeho & Slater, Jim, 2007. "Dynamic capabilities, entrepreneurial rent-seeking and the investment development path: The case of Samsung," Journal of International Management, Elsevier, vol. 13(3), pages 241-257, September.
    4. Kálmán Kalotay, 2004. "Outward FDI from Central and Eastern European Countries," Economic Change and Restructuring, Springer, vol. 37(2), pages 141-172, 06.
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