Foreign Direct Investment in Russia: A Strategy for Industrial Recovery

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concrete projects. Russia therefore has a chance to pioneer the concept of an integrated FDI agency supported by an external advisory network.

A proactive FDI policy will eventually help Russia select the TNCs that will contribute most usefully and rapidly to its industrial recovery. This is better than passive acceptance of investors who seek short-term benefits from the market and are not prepared to contribute to socioeconomic development and environment protection.


Notes
1
A ceiling should be established beyond which all FDI projects are supervised directly by the agency, e.g. US$40 million for Greater Moscow, US$20 million for other regions. While the federal agency would supervise all projects originating from the world's top 500 corporations, the regional network could assist in channelling FDI from the 'hidden champions'.
2
A. G. Witt, 'Promoting Transnational Investment: Organizing to Serve Approved Investors', Transnational Corporations Journal, 2(1), February 1993, pp. 86–88.
3
Over 60 directors of large and medium-sized companies were interviewed in Germany and Italy for an investor survey conducted for this study during 1996–98.
4
To support the federal agency, regional subagencies could be opened in the leading regions (e.g. Moscow, St. Petersburg, Samara) for investment projects in the greater economic areas. Regional subagencies should be assisted by 'partner' regions in OECD countries in their efforts to attract target companies.
5
See Chapters 16.1 to 16.6.
6
To set up the Centre, the Russian authorities received training and advice from Germany's Ministry of the Economy, the Irish Investment Promotion Office and a number of international organizations.
7
The main tasks and services are presented on the Centre's website www.fipc.ru/fipc (Charter, Section III/12 and 13).
8
Offices have so far been opened or are in the process of being started in Frankfurt, Paris, London, Milan, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington D.C.
9
A. G. Witt, 'Public Marketing of Foreign Investment: Successful International Offices Stand-Alone', International Journal of Public Sector Management, 5(5), 1992, pp. 38–39.
10
Chapter 12.3.
11
Investors report of FDI departments which exist simultaneously in the President's office, the Prime Minister's office and in many other national ministries and regional bodies.
12
US Chamber of Industry News, Moscow, 1997.
13
Formerly the FIPB reported directly to the Prime Minister. See Chapter 6.3.1.3.
14
Sh. Rangnekar, 'states Given More Latitude to Attract FDI in Core Sectors', The Economic Times, 8 May 1998, p. 1.
15
NRI (nonresident Indian) tycoon, S. P. Hinduja, called for the formation of an FDI ministry at a press conference in New Delhi on 8 February 1999. This proposal was included in a memorandum submitted to the Minister of Finance,

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Figures xiv
  • List of Tables xviii
  • List of Boxes xx
  • List of Maps xxi
  • Foreword xxiii
  • Preface xxv
  • A Word from the Author xxvii
  • List of Acronyms xxix
  • Introduction: Background and Rationale of the Study 1
  • Notes 13
  • Part I - Fdi Theories and Policy Implications 17
  • 1 - Overview of Main Fdi Theories 19
  • Notes 44
  • Part II - Global Fdi Potential and Opportunities for the Russian Economy 47
  • 2 - Determinants of Global Fdi 51
  • Notes 76
  • 3 - Global Fdi Trends 79
  • Notes 114
  • 4 - Tncs as Global Investors 116
  • Notes 130
  • Annex 4.1 the World's Top 100 Tncs Ranked by Foreign Assets, 1996 132
  • Annex 4.2 Top 50 Tncs of Emerging Economies, 1996 138
  • Part III - Fdi as the Catalyst for Industrial Transformation in Selected Large Emerging Markets 143
  • 5 - Fdi Policies and Prospects in China 147
  • Notes 194
  • 6 - Fdi Policies and Prospects in India 197
  • Notes 237
  • 7 - Fdi Policies and Prospects in Mexico 241
  • Notes 269
  • Part IV - Russia's Key Industries and Fdi Achievements in the 1990s 273
  • 8 - Russia's Economic and Industrial Performance During Transition 274
  • Notes 313
  • 9 - Salient Features of Fdi in Russia 315
  • Notes 336
  • Part V - Towards a Long-Term Fdi Strategy for Russia 339
  • 10 - Strategic State Guidance for Fdi 341
  • Notes 354
  • 11 - Russia and Its Competitor Lems 356
  • Notes 375
  • 12 - The Competitiveness of Russian Industry at the Threshold of the Twenty-First Century 377
  • Notes 403
  • 13 - Fdi Sourcing Potential in the World's Leading Economies 405
  • Notes 449
  • 14 - Strategic Target Setting for Russian Fdi During 2000–05 452
  • Notes 461
  • Part VI - Policy Instruments for Enhancing Fdi During 2000–05 463
  • Notes 465
  • 15 - Framework Conditions for Foreign Investors 467
  • Notes 478
  • 16 - Fdi-Related Policy Instruments 481
  • Notes 528
  • 17 - Institution-Building and Fdi Agenda 534
  • Notes 547
  • Appendix: Definitions and Explanatory Notes 549
  • Bibliography and Selected Reading 557
  • Index 565
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