Foreign direct investment and labour rights: a panel analysis of bilateral FDI flows
AbstractThe article analyses the impact of fundamental labour rights on bilateral Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows to 82 developing countries. The results indicate that investments by multinationals are significantly higher in countries that adhere to labour rights, thereby refuting the hypothesis that repression of these rights fosters FDI.
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Volume (Year): 18 (2011)
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- Matthias Busse & Peter Nunnenkamp & Mariana Spatareanu, 2010. "Foreign Direct Investment and Labor Rights: A Panel Analysis of Bilateral FDI Flows," Working Papers Rutgers University, Newark 2010-002, Department of Economics, Rutgers University, Newark.
- F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
- J50 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - General
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