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The determinants of China's outward foreign direct investment

  • Zhang, Xiaoxi
  • Daly, Kevin
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    Globalisation has led to a rapid increase in the growth of foreign direct investment (FDI) globally. Over the last decade China has become the largest recipient of FDI whilst simultaneously increasing its outward FDI dramatically. The growth in China's outward FDI has attracted little attention from scholars in mainstream research publications. The motivation behind this paper is to investigate the factors driving this growth from both economic and strategic backgrounds. The paper employs panel data analysis covering the period 2003–2009 where we quantify the main drivers of China's outward FDI across a range of variables including bi lateral and multi lateral trade, market size, GDP growth, openness and resource endowment.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Emerging Markets Review.

    Volume (Year): 12 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 389-398

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ememar:v:12:y:2011:i:4:p:389-398
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