Foreign Direct Investment in a Changing Global Political Economy

Author: Steve Chan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349141216
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 246
View: 9340
This book examines foreign direct investment in a changing world economy. It offers case-studies of this investment in different national and industrial contexts. Firms and countries have encountered mixed results in using this investment to further their foreign leverage. Conversely, potential host countries have faced different opportunities and constraints in attracting or utilizing foreign capital for their development. Although some countries have been relatively successful, most do not appear to be well positioned to take advantage of the ongoing processes of globalization of national economies.

Partisan Investment in the Global Economy

Why the Left Loves Foreign Direct Investment and FDI Loves the Left
Author: Pablo M. Pinto
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107019109
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 5230
Pinto develops a partisan theory of foreign direct investment (FDI) arguing that left-wing governments choose policies that allow easier entry by foreign investors more than right-wing governments, and that foreign investors prefer to invest in countries governed by the left. To reach this determination, the book derives the conditions under which investment flows should be expected to affect the relative demand for the services supplied by economic actors in host countries. Based on these expected distributive consequences, a political economy model of the regulation of FDI and changes in investment performance within countries and over time is developed. The theory is tested using both cross-national statistical analysis and two case studies exploring the development of the foreign investment regimes and their performance over the past century in Argentina and South Korea.

Changing Lanes in China

Foreign Direct Investment, Local Governments, and Auto Sector Development
Author: Eric Thun
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139447867
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
View: 6075
This book addresses two of the most important trends in political economy during the last two decades - globalization and decentralization - in the context of the world's most rapidly growing economic power, China. The intent is to provide a better understanding of how local political and economic institutions shape the ability of Chinese state-owned firms to utilize foreign direct investment (FDI) to remake themselves in the transition from inefficient and technologically backward firms into powerful national champions. In a global economy, the author argues, local governments are increasingly the agents of industrial transformation at the level of the firm. Local institutions are durable over time, and they have important economic consequences. Through an analysis of five Chinese regions, the treatment seeks to specify the opportunities and constraints that alternative institutional structures create, how they change over time, and ultimately, how they prepare Chinese firms for the challenge of global competition.

Foreign Direct Investment in Russia

A Strategy for Industrial Recovery
Author: P. Fischer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0333977599
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 610
View: 9404
Russia's post-reform crisis can be alleviated. The country has the market, the abundant natural resources and the human skills that foreign investors seek. What it needs is policies that enhance FDI inflows. Policy-makers can learn from the other large emerging markets like China, India, and Mexico, where FDI has revitalized the economy.

Japan and China in the World Political Economy

Author: Saadia Pekkanen,Kellee Tsai
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134203608
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 250
View: 5658
Two powers in East Asia today stand to define the region's economic and commercial future: Japan, which rose in a spectacular industrial burst to become at present the world's second largest economy; and China, which is rapidly advancing towards a market economy under the watchful eye of the world. While much has been made of Japan and China’s particular economic institutions and developmental paths, few works analyze them in a comparative framework. Including contributions from leading academics, the text focuses on the period from the 1980s to the onset of the 2000s, reviewing the experiences of Japan and China across the areas of development, trade, investment, finance and technology. Drawing on a combination of official documents, economic statistics, case studies and original fieldwork, this book will give political scientists, political economists, business concerns, and policy analysts a firmer grasp of the role Japan and China stand to play in the world political economy.

A Critical Rewriting of Global Political Economy

Integrating Reproductive, Productive and Virtual Economies
Author: V. Spike Peterson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134380208
Category: Political Science
Page: 280
View: 7595
Moving beyond a narrow definition of economics, this pioneering book advances our knowledge of global political economy and how we might critically respond to it. V. Spike Peterson clearly shows how two key features of the global economy increasingly determine everyday lives worldwide. The first is explosive growth in financial markets that shape business decision-making and public policy-making, and the second is dramatic growth in informal and flexible work arrangements that shape income-generation and family wellbeing. These developments, though widely recognized, are rarely analyzed as inextricable and interacting dimensions of globalization. Using a new theoretical model, Peterson demonstrates the interdependence of reproductive, productive and virtual economies and analyzes inequalities of race, gender, class and nation as structural features of neoliberal globalization. Presenting a methodologically plural, cross-disciplinary and well-documented account of globalization, the author integrates marginalized and disparate features of globalization to provide an accessible narrative from a postcolonial feminist vantage point.

Foreign Direct Investment in Japan

Author: Masaru Yoshitomi,Edward Montgomery Graham
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781782542926
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 231
View: 4873
The direct participation of foreign firms in the economy of Japan is lower than in any other advanced industrial nation. The contributors consider what policy actions, if any, the Japanese government can take to increase direct investment.

The Arab Economies in a Changing World

Author: Marcus Noland,Howard Pack
Publisher: Peterson Institute
ISBN: 0881325333
Page: N.A
View: 3571

The Russian Economy and Foreign Direct Investment

Author: Kari Liuhto,Sergei Sutyrin,Jean-Marc F. Blanchard
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317309049
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 276
View: 3132
Before the recent Ukrainian crisis, Russia was one of the main sources of foreign direct investment (FDI) outflow and one of the main targets of FDI inflow in the world. However, the events in the Ukraine, the formation of the Eurasian Economic Union, and China’s growing interest in the Russian market and its natural resources have changed the picture completely. This new book brings together an international group of contributors to present a timely and comprehensive analysis of FDI to and from Russia. The book assesses the impact of the changed international political situation on foreign firms operating in Russia, and explores how the new world context has affected Russian investments abroad. The book also considers the future relationship between Russian corporations and the EU and the USA in light of recent events. This book answers an array of key questions including: how have investments from and to Russia developed in the last 100 years; how are Russian businesses spreading to foreign countries through their indirect investments; and how is the Russian Government influencing the investments of Russian businesses abroad? This volume is of great interest to those who study international economics, modern world economy, and FDI, as well as those interested in international investment movements and the changing role of Russia in international business and the global economy.

China's Integration with the Global Economy

WTO Accession, Foreign Direct Investment and International Trade
Author: Chunlai Chen
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1848449097
Category: Political Science
Page: 238
View: 2693
This comprehensive collection provides a remarkable wealth of information and a timely assessment of China's economic development and integration with the global economy after WTO accession. Chunlai Chen brings together a distinguished group of scholars who employ economic theories, econometric modelling techniques and the latest statistics to analyze many important issues. These hotly debated topics include China's economic growth, international trade, regional trade arrangements, foreign direct investment, banking sector liberalization, exchange rate reform, agricultural trade and energy demand. Aimed at an international audience, this highly focused book will be of great benefit to academics and postgraduate students involved in Chinese economy and business studies, as well as researchers in international trade and foreign investment.--Publisher.

AFTA in the Changing International Economy

Author: N.A
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian
ISBN: 9813055154
Category: ASEAN countries
Page: 216
View: 6855

Institutions and Investments

Foreign Direct Investment in China During an Era of Reforms
Author: Jun Fu
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472111787
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 285
View: 3518
Provides an in-depth look at how China's financial institutions interact with foreign investment

From Political to Economic Awakening in the Arab World

The Path of Economic Integration
Author: Jean-Pierre Chauffour
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821396706
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 340
View: 9072
The popular grievances that have fueled the Arab Spring since 2010 demonstrate that past development paradigms have failed to achieve the inclusive and sustainable growth expected by Arab populations. Countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have failed to develop a strong private sector that is linked with global markets, survives without state assistance, and generates productive employment for young people. One key symptom of this maldevelopment is that, with the exception of the petroleum sector, MENA remains the least trade-integrated region in the world. The Deauville Partnership, launched by the Group of Eight (G8) in Deauville, France, in May 2011, is thus strategic and timely. At the request of the G8, this report provides an analytical framework for increasing trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) for Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia (the Partnership countries ). Increased trade and FDI is a key means by which Partnership countries can achieve a path of sustainable growth that reduces youth unemployment. Moreover, trade and investment can also show short-term results. The G8 countries, Turkey, the Gulf states, and other Deauville partners can help the new Arab democracies achieve their objectives in two main ways: by effectively expanding market opportunities and by supporting domestic regulatory reforms. To start implementing a long-term vision of increased trade and investment integration, based on an integrated economic space in the Mediterranean basin, the Deauville Partnership could focus on five priority areas. These are helping Partnership countries adapt to a fast-changing trade, FDI, and jobs landscape; improving market access opportunities and market regulations; fostering competitiveness, diversification, and employment; facilitating trade and mobilizing trade finance and diaspora resources; and promoting inclusiveness, equity, and sustainability of the structural transformation brought about by the process of integration. The success of the Arab political awakening will greatly depend on the emergence of such an economic awakening that can generate quality employment for the millions of young Arab men and women who seek jobs and a decent life.

Perspectives on Global Development 2013 Industrial Policies in a Changing World

Industrial Policies in a Changing World
Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264194398
Page: 260
View: 9040
Perspectives on Global Development (PGD) is OECD’s annual publication on emerging development issues. The 2013 edition focuses on productive growth strategies.

Japan and the Global Economy

Issues and Trends in the 1990s
Author: Jonathan Morris
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134921799
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 920
First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Foreign Direct Investment in Thailand

With Special Reference on European Foreign Direct Investment in the Thai Manufacturing Sector
Author: Ratchanee Wattanawisitporn
Publisher: Cuvillier Verlag
ISBN: 3865374514
Category: Investments, Foreign
Page: 272
View: 8625

Determinants and Systemic Consequences of International Capital Flows

Author: Morris Goldstein
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 9781557752055
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 94
View: 9890
The growing integration of capital markets has strengthened incentives for greater international coordination of economic and financial policies. Structural changes in these financial market, however, may have undermined the effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policy and complicated market access by developing countries. These are among the findings of this study of capital flows in the 1970s and the 1980s.

Analyzing the Global Political Economy

Author: Andrew Walter,Gautam Sen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400837809
Category: Political Science
Page: 296
View: 7374
Ideally suited to upper-undergraduate and graduate students, Analyzing the Global Political Economy critically assesses the convergence between IPE, comparative political economy, and economics. Andrew Walter and Gautam Sen show that a careful engagement with economics is essential for understanding both contemporary IPE and for analyzing the global political economy. The authors also argue that the deployment of more advanced economic theories should not detract from the continuing importance for IPE of key concepts from political science and international relations. IPE students with little or no background in economics will therefore find this book useful, and economics students interested in political economy will be alerted to the comparative strengths of political science and other social science disciplines. A concise look at the foundations of analysis in the political economy of global trade, money, finance, and investment Suitable for upper-undergraduate and graduate students with some or no economic background Techniques and findings from a range of academic disciplines, including international relations, political science, economics, sociology, and history Further reading and useful weblinks including a range of relevant data sources, listed in each chapter

Korea Yearbook, 2007

Politics, Economy and Society
Author: Rüdiger Frank,James E. Hoare,Patrick Köllner,Susan Pares
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004164405
Category: Social Science
Page: 305
View: 9803
South Korea-oriented articles in the 2007 yearbook deal with online grassroots journalism and participatory democracy, the Lone Star scandal, changing perceptions of inward direct investment, the impact of China s economic ascendance, modern cityscape and mass housing production, new ancestral shrines, and the political economy of patriotism. Additional articles highlight lessons of negotiations with North Korea, the plight of North Koreans in China, and Korea-China border issues. The yearbook is essential reading for anyone interested in modern Korea.

Foreign Direct Investment in Japan

Multinationals' Role in Growth and Globalization
Author: Ralph Paprzycki,Kyoji Fukao
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113947023X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
View: 4915
Foreign Direct Investment in Japan presents a detailed examination of trends of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) and their impact on the Japanese economy. Historically much less open to foreign trade and investment than other major economies, Japan experienced an unprecedented jump in FDI inflows around the turn of the millennium. This book looks at the profound changes in Japan that made this jump possible and considers foreign firms' potential contribution to productivity and overall economic growth. Detailed case studies illustrate that in certain sectors the presence of foreign firms already is a key factor shaping industry dynamics. Yet, despite recent changes, resistance to inward FDI remains strong and the government could do much more if it were committed to attracting FDI. Overall, Japan continues to appear reluctant to embrace fully, and therefore seems unlikely to benefit even more substantially from, globalization.