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The Investment Development Path – Literature Review

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  • Trufin Ovidiu Serafim

    () (“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi)

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This article aims to identify the differences between the Narula’s model regarding the five stages of investment development path and the economic reality. In other words, we try to determine if the model presented by Narula reflectes what is happening on the economic environment of a country or not. Is the Narula’s model of five stages of investment development path really capable of reflecting the level of development of a country or not? In order to answer to these questions 10 relevant articles had been analyzed. These were published during 1996 – 2009 in the Transnational Corporations, Journal of International Business Studies and Working Papers Series. We find out that even if the Narula’s model of five stages of investment development path is very detailed and concret model the reality show us that some countries may be in different stages than the one specified by the Narula’s traditional model.

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  • Trufin Ovidiu Serafim, 2011. "The Investment Development Path – Literature Review," Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Ovidius University of Constantza, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 0(1), pages 2170-2174, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:ovi:oviste:v:11:y:2011:i:1:p:2170-2174
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    Keywords

    foreign direct investment; investment development path; Multinational Corporation; host economy;

    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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