The Effects Of Multinational Enterprises Investment In The Nontraded Sector Of Developing Economies
AbstractThis paper draws attention to the implications of multinational enterprises (MNEs) investment in the nontraded sector of a developing host country when their investment is characterized by the transmission of superior technology, but also draws on the local capital market to secure factors of production. In a simple general equilibrium model, we show that once the MNEs control the nontraded sector, their activities generate disturbing results for the host country¡¯s economy. In particular, the host country may experience reduced total employment and real national income as a result of their investment. The cause for such unsettling outcomes is directly related to the MNEs utilization of their sector-specific stock of knowledge-based assets in the production of nontraded goods.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics in its journal Journal Of Economic Development.
Volume (Year): 29 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 (December)
Foreign Direct Investment; Knowledge-based Assets; Multinational Enterprises; Nontraded Good;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
- O10 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
- O19 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
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