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The Environmental Determinants of Foreign Direct Manufacturing Investment: An Ex Post Empirical Analysis

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    This article uses the techniques of quantitative cross-national research to explore the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and the economic, social, and political aspects of the environment. Although a strong relationship is found between FDI and variables based upon political event data. The findings are consistent with a view of political discontinuities as necessary but not sufficient conditions for business risk.© 1976 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1976) 7, 29–42

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    Volume (Year): 7 (1976)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 29-42

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