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Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in Developing Countries: How Relevant Are Host-country and Industry Characteristics?

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  • Peter Nunnenkamp, Julius Spatz

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Conclusive evidence supporting the widely held view that developing countries should draw on foreign direct investment (FDI) to spur economic development is surprisingly hard to come by. We raise the proposition that results on the growth impact of FDI ar

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Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1176.

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Length: 54 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2003
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Handle: RePEc:kie:kieliw:1176

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Keywords: foreign direct investment stocks; resource-seeking; market-seeking and efficiency-seeking FDI; host-country characteristics; industry characteristics; economic growth effects;

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  2. Peter Nunnenkamp, 2003. "Economic Policy, Institutional Development, and Income Growth: How Arab Countries Compare with Other Developing Countries," Kiel Working Papers 1183, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  3. Batiz-Lazo, Bernardo & Blanco Mendialdua, Ana & Urionabarrenetxea Zabalandikoetxea, Sara, 2001. "Growth of the Spanish Multinational in Latin America during the 1990s," MPRA Paper 929, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Dec 2005.
  4. Adegoke Ibrahim Adeleke, 2014. "Fdi-Growth Nexus In Africa: Does Governance Matter?," Journal of Economic Development, Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics, vol. 39(1), pages 111-135, March.
  5. Nunnenkamp, Peter, 2004. "Wachstumseffekte von Direktinvestitionen in Entwicklungsländern : warum hohe Erwartungen häufig enttäuscht werden," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 3217, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
  6. Lücke, Matthias & Spinanger, Dean, 2004. "Liberalizing international trade in services: Challenges and opportunities for developing countries," Kiel Discussion Papers 412, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
  7. Schweickert, Rainer & Thiele, Rainer, 2004. "From Washington to post-Washington? Consensus policies and divergent developments in Latin America and Asia," Kiel Discussion Papers 408, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
  8. Nguyen, Binh Giang, 2008. "Improving the Foreign Direct Investment Capacity of the Mountainous Provinces in Viet Nam," IDE Discussion Papers 152, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
  9. Amendolagine, Vito & Boly, Amadou & Coniglio, Nicola Daniele & Prota, Francesco & Seric, Adnan, 2013. "FDI and Local Linkages in Developing Countries: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 50(C), pages 41-56.
  10. Yungho Weng & Chih-Hai Yang & Yi-Ju Huang, 2009. "Intellectual property rights and U.S. information goods exports: the role of imitation threat," Journal of Cultural Economics, Springer, vol. 33(2), pages 109-134, May.
  11. Marc Lautier & Francois Moreaub, 2012. "Domestic Investment And Fdi In Developing Countries: The Missing Link," Journal of Economic Development, Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics, vol. 37(3), pages 1-23, September.
  12. Chan Sok GEE & Mohd Zaini Abd KARIM, 2011. "Fdi´S Country Of Origin And Output Growth: The Case Of Malaysia?S Manufacturing Sector, 1991-2006," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 11(1).
  13. Krüger, Ralf & Ahlfeld, Sebastian, 2005. "Ausländische Direktinvestitionen in Entwicklungsländern: Eine überschätzte Wachstumsdeterminante?," Discussion Papers in Development Economics 31, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Institute for Development Economics.
  14. Kim, Sokchea, 2006. "Bilateral Investment Treaties, Political Risk and Foreign Direct Investment," MPRA Paper 21324, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  15. Nunnenkamp, Peter, 2005. "How to promote development-friendly FDI : an agenda for policymakers in developing and transition countries," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 4295, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
  16. Nunnenkamp, Peter, 2003. "Why economic performance and international competitiveness differ so much between Latin America and Asia," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 4320, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
  17. Katrin Männik & Helena Hannula & Urmas Varblane, 2004. "Country, Industry And Firm Size Effects On Foreign Subsidiary Strategy.An Example Of Five Cee Countries," University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Working Paper Series 27, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu (Estonia).

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