Foreign Direct Investment (Google eBook)

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Kenneth A. Froot
University of Chicago Press, Apr 15, 2008 - Business & Economics - 312 pages
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Over the past decade, foreign direct investment (FDI) around the world has nearly tripled, and with this surge have come dramatic shifts in FDI flows. In Foreign Direct Investment, distinguished economists look at changes in FDI, including historical trends, specific country experiences, developments in the semiconductor industry, and variations in international mergers and acquisitions.

Chapters cover such topics as theoretical accounts of FDI patterns, the growth of multinational enterprises, and the FDI experiences of Japan, the United States, and selected developing countries. This volume will interest economists, government officials, and business people concerned with FDI today.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Surge in Foreign Direct Investment in the 1980s
13
2 New Perspectives on Foreign Direct Investment
37
3 Where Are the Multinationals Headed?
57
4 Japans Low Levels of Inward Investment The Role of Inhibitions on Acquisitions
85
5 Foreign Direct Investment in the United States Changes over Three Decades
113
6 Mobile Exporters New Foreign Investors in East Asia
173
7 Foreign Direct Investment in Semiconductors
197
8 International Corporate Equity Associations Who Where and Why?
231
9 Foreign Mergers and Acquisitions in the United States
255
Biographies
285
Contributors
287
Author Index
289
Subject Index
293
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