Foreign direct investment in Vietnam: An overview and analysis the determinants of spatial distribution across provinces
AbstractVietnam has been quite sucessful in attracting FDI inflows since the inception of economic reform in 1986. The inflow of FDI has contributed significantly to the economic development of Vietnam. Still, the determinants of FDI inflow and its impacts on the economy of Vietnam are under-researched. In this paper we provide an overview of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam and attempt to review of the current status of economic research on the determinants of FDI and its impacts on the economy of Vietnam. Our regression analysis of the determinants of FDI spatial distribution across provinces points to the importance of market, labour and infrastructure in attracting FDI. Government policy as measured by the Provincial Competiveness Index (PCI), however, does not seem to be a significant factor at the provincial level. Foreign investors from differenct source countries seem to behave differently in chosing the location of investment.
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Foreign Direct Investment; Vietnam; multinationals; spatial distribution;
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- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
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- NEP-SEA-2007-06-18 (South East Asia)
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