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Financial components of FDI and choice of capital structure: an analysis for 30 OECD countries

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Even though the choice of capital structure depends on the three different financial components of foreign direct investment (FDI), previous research has regarded FDI as unidimensional rather than multidimensional. This study addresses new findings in the FDI area and investigates the relevant determinants of capital structure in 30 OECD countries from 2006 to 2014 within the framework of a simultaneous equation model. Our primary findings reveal that each component has its own deterministic features driven by relevant policy variables and risks in the market. While an increase or decrease in equity capital shows the ability of the host country to attract new investments, the subsequent components are mostly used to adjust the equity capital investment exposure.

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  • Burcak Polat, 2017. "Financial components of FDI and choice of capital structure: an analysis for 30 OECD countries," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 49(19), pages 1901-1912, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:49:y:2017:i:19:p:1901-1912
    DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2016.1229418
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