European Parliament Library

FDI from Developing Countries, A Vector for Trade and Development, Byung-Hwa Lee

This book illustrates Korea's experience with outward foreign direct investment (FDI) and shows that the ancillary benefits of such investment -- knowledge and management transfer, market acquisition and skills enhancement -- can be substantial for individual firms. Moreover, the resulting increased robustness of these enterprises contributes to the strength and stability of the economy as a whole. While it is true that inward FDI carries similar benefits, outward FDI -- driven by the prerogatives of the domestic company -- is integrated into existing business plans and strategies, and therefore constitutes a more active policy. No experience is directly transferable, but the Korean case shows that there is a large potential for other emerging economies to gain from FDI flows and that the initial costs from lost internal investment are largely outweighed by the medium-term benefits
Table Of Contents
CONTENTS; Preface; Chapter 1 Introduction; PART ONE THE FDI DYNAMIC IN THE GLOBALISATION OF DEVELOPING COUNTRY FIRMS; Chapter 2 Major Segments of the Value Chain and Their Spatial Deployment; Chapter 3 The Impact of Restrictive Trade Policy on the Spatial Deploymentof the Value Chain; Chapter 4 Changing Production Technology and Global Deploymentof the Value Chain; Chapter 5 Investment Modes for the Globalisation of Developing Country Firms; PART TWO THE DETERMINANTS OF FDI BY DEVELOPING COUNTRY FIRMS: EMPIRICAL ANALYSES
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (144 pages)
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

Library Locations

  • EP Library Luxembourg

    Rue du Fort Thüngen, Luxembourg, L-1313, LU
  • EP Library Strasbourg

    7 Place Adrien Zeller, Allée du Printemps, Strasbourg, F-67070, FR
  • EP Library Brussels

    60 rue Wiertz, Brussels, B-1047, BE