Direct Foreign Investment: Costs and Benefits

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See Dennis Encarnation and Louis T. Wells Jr., "Sovereignty en Garde: Negotiating with Foreign Investors," International Organization, Winter 1985; and Encarnation and Wells, "Competitive strategies in Global Industries: A View from the Host Country," in Michael Porter, ed., Competitive Strategies in Global Industries ( Boston: Harvard Business School, 1985).

APPENDIX

The Sample

Fifty applications were selected, for all practical purposes at random, from the files in the host country's investment agency. We accepted files that had been considered for action within a five-year period and that were sufficiently complete for our analysis. We excluded timber and plantation proposals, projects that were heavy users of timber or other inputs that had export restrictions, and mining projects.

The industry mix of the sample is shown in Table A.1; the nationality mix of the sample is shown in Table A.2; the market orientation for the proposals is shown in Table A.3.


Table A.1
Industry Number of Projects
Automotive 9
Chemicals 13
Electrical and electronic 4
Fishing 4
Food procesing 2
Garments 2
Pharmaceuticals 3
Textiles 6
Misc. (only one firm in industry) 7

Table A.2
Nationality Number of Projects
European 10
Unites States 2
Japanese 12
Other industrialized 2
Developing country 22
Unknown 2

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