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Foreign Direct Investment to Developing Countries in the Globalised World


  • Sandy Kyaw


This paper discusses the key issues related to foreign direct investment flows to developing countries in the globalised world. In particular, the paper focuses on the recent trend and direction of foreign direct investment flows to developing countries and the uneven distribution of the flows among the countries. Furthermore, the paper presents some empirical findings (based on country experiences) on why the foreign direct investments are attracted to some countries but not to many others. Finally, the paper concludes with policy implications for enhancing the developing countries’ attractiveness to foreign direct investment. [DSA, Annual conference 2003: Globalisation and Development]

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  • Sandy Kyaw, 2006. "Foreign Direct Investment to Developing Countries in the Globalised World," Working Papers id:758, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:758 Note: Institutional Papers

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    1. Mouna Gammoudi & Mondher Cherif, 2014. "Threshold Effects in the Capital Account Liberalization and Foreign Direct Investment Relationship," Working Papers 877, Economic Research Forum, revised Nov 2014.


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