Foreign Ownership and the Consequences of Direct Investment in the United States: Beyond Us and Them


Woodward, Nigh, and their colleagues provide a comprehensive investigation of foreign ownership in the United States. Based on the latest, most reliable data and comprising the viewpoints of leading authorities on foreign direct investment, the book offers detailed, previously unpublished information on the effects of foreign direct investment in the United States. The authors find that foreign-owned and domestic corporations are similar in many aspects of their behavior and its effects on the U.S. economy and society, but there are important differences too. By showing exactly where these similarities and differences lie, and using evidence that goes beyond anecdotes, the book makes a significant contribution to the improvement of public policy in the FDI arena. Its primary finding: globalization reduced foreigness. This is an important resource for professionals and academics alike, and for students of international business and economics on the graduate level.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Douglas P. Woodward
  • Douglas Nigh
  • John H. Dunning
  • Edward M. Graham
  • Mark E. Doms
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1998


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