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Foreign Direct Investment: Localization And Institutional Determinants

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  • Nuno Carlos LEITÃO

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    (Polytechnic Institute of Santarém, Complexo Andaluz Apt -295 ,2001- 904 Santarém , Portugal)

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This article examines the foreign direct investment (FDI) in Portugal, i.e why foreign companies are located in Portugal. The compression of the determinants of FDI is important to take decisions on economic policy. The determinants of the location were used as market size, labour cost, taxes and economic stability. Beyond these were introduced two institutional variables the impact of globalization and corruption on FDI. The study applies a panel data approach (Fixed Effects and GMM system estimator). The results show that the market size and globalization has a positive impact on FDI. The corruption has a negative impact on investor decisions. Wages, inflation and taxes are also statistically significant.

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Article provided by Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania in its journal Management Research and Practice.

Volume (Year): 3 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 1-6

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Handle: RePEc:rom:mrpase:v:3:y:2011:i:2:p:1-6

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Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment; Panel Data; Portugal; Globalization and Corruption.;

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  1. Ivan Deseatnicov & Hiroya Akiba, 2013. "Reconsideration of the Effects of Political Factors on FDI: Evidence from Japanese Outward FDI," Review of Economics & Finance, Better Advances Press, Canada, vol. 3, pages 35-48, February.
  2. Razvan Catalin DOBREA & Elena Iuliana SERBAN, 2011. "The Contribution Of Foreign Direct Investments To Performance And Competitiveness Growth Of Receivers Countries," Management Research and Practice, Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 3(3), pages 42-52, September.

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