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Foreign Direct Investment in a Late Industrialising Country: The Portuguese IDP Revisited

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  • Francisco B. Castro

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    (CEMPRE, Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto)

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This article uses the investment development path to analyse the evolution of Portugal’s competitiveness in recent years. This is interpreted as the country’s capacity to both attract and engage in foreign direct investment. The estimation of the Portuguese IDP confirms previous claims that Portugal has joined other late industrialising countries as a 'stage 4' country, but that this position may not be consolidated. Outward FDI, albeit limited in terms of the number of firms and destinations, seems to show most characteristics expected at this stage of development. However, the fading of export-oriented inward FDI during the 1990s represents a danger in a country where FDI has been critical for market access and industrial diversification despite a much smaller weight in the economy than in other OECD countries.

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Paper provided by Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto in its series FEP Working Papers with number 147.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: May 2004
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Handle: RePEc:por:fepwps:147

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Keywords: Investment Development Path; Inward FDI; Outward FDI; Portugal;

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  1. Andrea Goldstein & Fazia Pusterla, 2008. "Emerging Economies’ Multinationals: General Features and Specificities of the Brazilian and Chinese Cases," KITeS Working Papers, KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy 223, KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy, revised Oct 2008.
  2. Ana Paula Africano & Manuela Magalhaes, 2005. "FDI and Trade in Portugal: a gravity analysis," FEP Working Papers, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto 174, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.

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