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Can the “New Forms of Investment” Substitute for the “Old Forms”? A Transaction Costs Perspective


  • Jean-François Hennart

    (The Wharton School)


This paper uses transaction costs theory is used to explain the features of the new contractual alternatives to foreign direct investment (the “new forms”), to assess their efficiency, and to forecast their future development.© 1989 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1989) 20, 211–234

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  • Jean-François Hennart, 1989. "Can the “New Forms of Investment” Substitute for the “Old Forms”? A Transaction Costs Perspective," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Academy of International Business, vol. 20(2), pages 211-234, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:jintbs:v:20:y:1989:i:2:p:211-234

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