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L'Impact Des Investissements Directs Étrangers Sur Les Économies En Développement


  • Claire MAINGUY

    (Université Robert Schuman de Strasbourg)


The volume of Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) towards developing countries has significantly risen during the 90's. The interest expressed in FDIs by developing countries is generally justified by many expectations: their impact on growth, the provision of financial resources, the openness to international markets (export outlets, supplying, compliance with international standards etc.), the rise in productivity, the improvement of local management capacities and technological transfers. Empirical studies tend to suggest however that these results should be qualified in the case of developing countries. This literature survey on FDI impacts on developing countries outlines the main current debates.

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  • Claire MAINGUY, 2004. "L'Impact Des Investissements Directs Étrangers Sur Les Économies En Développement," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 20, pages 65-89.
  • Handle: RePEc:tou:journl:v:20:y:2004:p:65-89

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    2. Zaiter Lahimer, Mahjouba, 2011. "L’impact des entrées de capitaux privés sur la croissance économique dans les pays en développement," Economics Thesis from University Paris Dauphine, Paris Dauphine University, number 123456789/7670 edited by Sterdyniak, Henri.
    3. Liliana Bratu, 2007. "The increase of the foreign direct investments’ volume intercepted by a country determines the increase of the trade balance deficit, due to the imports of technology and of know-how realized by the m," Revista Tinerilor Economisti (The Young Economists Journal), University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 1(9), pages 155-164, November.

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    JEL classification:

    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations


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