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Foreign Direct Investment Decisions into China and India

  • Mauricio Zelaya

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    (Ted Rogers School of Management Ryerson University)

  • Ayse Yüce

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    (Department of Economics University of Waterloo)

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    We investigate the foreign direct investment projects of the multinational companies into the two major BRIC countries: India and China. Our results indicate that wage levels and country population and GDP growth are the major factors that affect company directors’ decision to invest into these countries.

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    Article provided by Asian Economic and Social Society in its journal Asian Economic and Financial Review.

    Volume (Year): 4 (2014)
    Issue (Month): 3 (March)
    Pages: 300-316

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