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Greenfield investments, cross-border M&As, and economic growth in emerging countries

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This paper investigates the effect of foreign direct investment (FDI) on economic growth in emerging countries through its two major entry modes: Greenfield investments and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As). We found that both Greenfields and M&As contribute positively to accelerating growth. In addition, emerging countries could obtain more benefits from Greenfields and M&As if the human capital levels were enhanced. We also found that while growth did not have any significant impact on Greenfield investment levels, lower economic growth could lead to higher M&A flows.

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  • Hiep Ngoc Luu, 2016. "Greenfield investments, cross-border M&As, and economic growth in emerging countries," Economics and Business Letters, Oviedo University Press, vol. 5(3), pages 87-94.
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