Institutional Quality and FDI to the South: An Analytical Approach
AbstractWe ask whether MNEsâ€™ experience of institutional quality and political risk within their â€œhomeâ€ business environments influences their decisions to enter a given country. We set out an explicit theoretical model that allows for the possibility that firms from South source countries may, by virtue of their experience with poor institutional quality, derive a competitive advantage over firms from North countries with respect to investing in destinations in the South. We show that the experience gained by such MNEs of poorer institutional environments may result in their being more prepared to invest in other countries with correspondingly weak institutions.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Strathclyde Business School, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 11-31.
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Date of creation: Oct 2011
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foreign direct investment; multinational enterprises; institutional quality;
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- Desbordes, Rodolphe & Darby, Julia & Wooton, Ian, 2011. "Institutional Quality and FDI to the South An Analytical Approach," SIRE Discussion Papers 2011-70, Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE).
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
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- NEP-ALL-2011-11-14 (All new papers)
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- Institutional Quality and FDI: An Analytical Approach
by aamighini in NEP-INT blog on 2012-01-20 16:23:49
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