Attracting Foreign Investment: New Trends, Sources and Policies

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Commonwealth Secretariat, 1997 - Commercial policy - 61 pages
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This paper examines recent trends in foreign direct investment in developing countries, analyses the determinants of foreign direct investment inflows, assesses the contribution made by new forms of foreign investment and provides policy suggestions on how to attract such investment. It aims to inform countries on the opportunities offered by both traditional and new sources of foreign investment and guidance on appropriate policies to increase inward investment.

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Distribution of FDI in the Developing World
Policy Needs for Attracting FDI
MNE Strategies
Developing Country Multinational Enterprises
Other New Forms of FDI

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About the author (1997)

Sanjaya Lall was Professor of Development Economics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Green College. He consulted for many international organizations, advised many governments, and worked with the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation on issues of competitiveness, innovation and industrialization. He published 40 books and monographs, and more than 200 articles in academic journals and books.

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