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A note on political risk and the required return on foreign direct investment

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  • Kirt C Butler

    (Michigan State University)

  • Domingo Castelo Joaquin

    (Illinois State University)

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This note analyzes the impact of political risk on investors' required return and the multinational corporation's cost of capital on foreign direct investment using the basic diversifiable-nondiversifiable dichotomy of portfolio theory. Whether or not a particular political risk affects the value of a multinational corporation through its cost of capital depends on whether the risk is related to investors' relevant market portfolios. We provide a numerical example that illustrates the potential impact of political risk on required return.© 1998 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1998) 29, 599–607

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  • Kirt C Butler & Domingo Castelo Joaquin, 1998. "A note on political risk and the required return on foreign direct investment," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Academy of International Business, vol. 29(3), pages 599-607, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:jintbs:v:29:y:1998:i:3:p:599-607
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