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Location decision for foreign direct investment in ASEAN countries (A TOPSIS Approach)

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  • Karimi, Mohammad sharif
  • Yusop, Zulkornain
  • Siong Hook, Law

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TOPSIS approach is applied to select the most suitable ASEAN countries for attracting FDI inflows. The proposed approach also provides a relatively simple tool for this strategic decision making problem. Within the model, ten indicators are defined as determinants of FDI inflows. By using TOPSIS method, the capacity and attraction of ASEAN countries is evaluated and given final rank for period 2000-2005. Results indicate that Singapore is the most attractive for investment among ASEAN countries while ranking of some countries have changed during these years.

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  • Karimi, Mohammad sharif & Yusop, Zulkornain & Siong Hook, Law, 2009. "Location decision for foreign direct investment in ASEAN countries (A TOPSIS Approach)," MPRA Paper 15000, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Foreign direct investment; ASEAN; Ranking; TOPSIS;

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    • F00 - International Economics - - General - - - General
    • D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General
    • C82 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data; Data Access
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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