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Location decision for foreign direct investment in ASEAN countries (A TOPSIS Approach)

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  • Karimi, Mohammad sharif
  • Yusop, Zulkornain
  • Siong Hook, Law

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TOPSIS approach is applied to select the most suitable ASEAN countries for attracting FDI inflows. The proposed approach also provides a relatively simple tool for this strategic decision making problem. Within the model, ten indicators are defined as determinants of FDI inflows. By using TOPSIS method, the capacity and attraction of ASEAN countries is evaluated and given final rank for period 2000-2005. Results indicate that Singapore is the most attractive for investment among ASEAN countries while ranking of some countries have changed during these years.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 15000.

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Keywords: Foreign direct investment; ASEAN; Ranking; TOPSIS;

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