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Targeting the Foreign Direct Investor : Strategic Motivation, Investment Size, and Developing Country Investment-Attraction Packages

Author: Edward J Coyne
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1995.
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Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is one avenue for offering assistance to developing countries in their efforts to grow. Small countries typically have limited resources to direct toward investment attraction programs, so the ability to segment the market (of Multinational Corporations looking to invest) is a crucial skill. This book develops and employs an investment preference analysis model to give evidence that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Coyne
ISBN: 9781461522997 1461522994
OCLC Number: 852789571
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 206 pages)
Contents: I: Introduction --
The Need For This Study --
FDI Attraction Research Stages --
Evolution of Focus --
II: What's What: Definitions & Theories: FDI, MNCs, International Trade --
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) --
Multinational Corporations (MNCs) --
Some Key Theories Affecting FDI & MNC's --
Summary --
III. Who Sees What?: Protagonists and Their Perceptions of FDI --
Debate: FDI/MNC Value --
Alternatives to FDI --
Summary --
IV: Who Wants What?: MNC Strategic Motivation/FDI Attraction --
MNC Motivation for Initiating FDI --
Host Country FDI Attraction Policies --
Differing Effects of Host Country Incentives --
Summary --
V: Where to Test?: Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad-Tobago --
to Host Countries --
FDI and the Host Countries --
Summary --
VI: What's the Route?: Study Methodology --
Nature of the Information Sought --
Summary of Survey Response --
Analytical Methods Employed --
VII: What to Expect: The Hypotheses --
The Research Hypotheses --
Key Assumptions Underlying the Study --
Null Hypotheses --
VIII: What Works for Whom?: Study Findings and Interpretations --
Findings --
Quantum/Asset Specificity Surrogate --
FDI Motivation & MNC Preferences --
Quantum & FDI Motivation --
Summary of Findings and IAP Preferences --
IX: Who Said What?: Comparison of Findings with Other Researchers --
Summary --
X: What it all Means: Interpretations of Findings --
Interpretations of Micro-Group Preferences --
Host Country Market-seeking MNCs --
Cost Reduction-seeking MNCs --
Raw Material-seeking MNCs --
XI: And Therefore: Conclusions --
General Conclusions --
Proposed Model for FDI Future Research --
Generalizability Potential --
Additional Research Suggested --
XII: Policy Recommendations --
Wrap Up --
Appendix A Foreign Direct Investment in Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago: Postal Interview Replica.
Responsibility: by Edward J. Coyne.

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