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The Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Services

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  • Bala Ramasamy
  • Matthew Yeung

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Abstract This paper has two main objectives: first, to consider country specific determinants that attract services FDI, and second, to compare the importance of these determinants vis-à-vis traditional determinants that attract manufacturing FDI. Using OECD countries as our sample, and 1980 to 2003 as our time period, we consider the determinants of inward FDI in a panel setting. Our results provide empirical evidence to support the view that no new theories may be necessary to explain the determinants of services FDI. Copyright 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal World Economy.

Volume (Year): 33 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 (04)
Pages: 573-596

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Handle: RePEc:bla:worlde:v:33:y:2010:i:4:p:573-596

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Cited by:
  1. Ronald B. Davies & Amelie Guillin, 2011. "How Far Away is an Intangible? Services FDI and Distance," The Institute for International Integration Studies Discussion Paper Series iiisdp380, IIIS.
  2. TANAKA Kiyoyasu, 2013. "Firm Heterogeneity and FDI in Distribution Services," Discussion papers 13027, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
  3. Martin Falk, 2012. "Determinants of Greenfield Investment in Knowledge Intensive Business Services," FIW Research Reports series IV-002, FIW.
  4. Molyneux, Philip & Nguyen, Linh H. & Xie, Ru, 2013. "Foreign bank entry in South East Asia," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 30(C), pages 26-35.
  5. TANAKA Ayumu, 2011. "Multinationals in the Services and Manufacturing Sectors: A firm-level analysis using Japanese data," Discussion papers 11059, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
  6. Ayumu Tanaka, 2012. "Firm Productivity and Foreign Direct Investment in the Services Sector: A Firm-Level Analysis using Japanese Data," Discussion papers e-11-008, Graduate School of Economics Project Center, Kyoto University.
  7. Ranjan Dash & P. Parida, 2013. "FDI, services trade and economic growth in India: empirical evidence on causal links," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 45(1), pages 217-238, August.

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