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Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Enterprise
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Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Enterprise

Steven Brakman and Harry Garretsen

Abstract

The multinational firm and its main vehicle, foreign direct investment, are key forces in economic globalization. Their importance to the world economy can be seen in the fact that since 1990, foreign direct investment has grown more rapidly than the world gross domestic product and world trade. Despite this, the causes and consequences of multinational firm activity are little understood and until recently relatively unexamined in the theoretical literature. This book fills this gap, examining the multinational enterprise (MNE) and foreign direct investment (FDI) from both theoretical and emp ... More

Keywords: multinational firm, foreign direct investment, economic globalization, world economy, gross domestic product, world trade, multinational enterprise, economic geography, industrial organization, game theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780262026451
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262026451.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Brakman, editor

Harry Garretsen, editor

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