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Disentangling Foreign Direct Investments

Plouffe, M; (2019) Disentangling Foreign Direct Investments. World Economics Journal , 20 (3) pp. 95-106. Green open access

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Abstract

I describe multinational corporations’ (MNCs’) motivations for engaging in foreign direct investment (FDI) rather than other forms of internationalisation. When it comes to understanding the underlying determinants of an investment, some of the issues presented by FDI studies relying on high levels of aggregated FDI measures are caused by aggregation, and others are driven by data. There are gains from disaggregation in existing studies of both FDI and global supply chains and benefits for policymakers of pursuing and promoting such an approach.

Type: Article
Title: Disentangling Foreign Direct Investments
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.worldeconomics.com/Journal/Papers/Dise...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: FDI, Globalization, Data
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Political Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10083771
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