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Explaining the National Propensity to Expropriate: An Ecological Approach

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  • Harald Knudsen

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    Theories from several disciplines are integrated into a general model for the prediction of a national propensity to expropriate foreign private direct investments in less-developed host countries. A discriminant analysis is used to test the hypothesis that the presence of such instability combined with a high level of foreign (American) investments will result in a high propensity to expropriate. The model is tested empirically on Latin American data from the 1968–71 period, and the main hypothesis confirmed.© 1974 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1974) 5, 51–71

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    Volume (Year): 5 (1974)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 51-71

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    1. Davis, Graham A., 2001. "The Credibility of a Threat to Nationalize," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 42(2), pages 119-139, September.
    2. Liu, Yan & Bjornson, Bruce, 1998. "Managing Exposure Of Direct Foreign Investment To Political Risk: The Case Of Food Businesses In China," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), vol. 1(03).
    3. Christopher Hajzler, 2012. "Expropriation of foreign direct investments: sectoral patterns from 1993 to 2006," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, vol. 148(1), pages 119-149, April.
    4. Geert Bekaert & Campbell R Harvey & Christian T Lundblad & Stephan Siegel, 2014. "Political risk spreads," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 45(4), pages 471-493, May.
    5. Duncan, Roderick, 2006. "Price or politics? An investigation of the causes of expropriation," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 50(1), March.

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