Foreign direct investment is an important issue that has attracted the attention of academic and professional economists as well as politicians and policy makers. In Foreign Direct Investment, Imad A. Moosa presents a survey of the vast body of literature and ideas relating to foreign direct investment that will be invaluable as a reference work for all these groups. He provides concise definition and analysis of the theories behind foreign direct investment, and considers factors affecting its implementation. The impact of foreign direct investment on economic development, host countries and the growth of multinationals, together with methods for evaluating foreign direct investment projects are discussed. The book is based on the experiences of and the empirical evidence pertaining to foreign direct investment in a large number of countries, and includes case studies on specific projects.
Introduction and Overview
Theories of Foreign Direct Investment
The Effects of Foreign Direct Investment
International Capital Budgeting
Country Risk and Political Risk
International Cost of Capital and Capital Structure
Control and Performance Evaluation
IMAD A. MOOSA is currently Professor of Finance at La Trobe University, Australia, prior to which he lectured at the University of Sheffield, UK. Before entering academia, he worked as a professional economist and investment banker for over ten years when he was involved in foreign direct investment projects. He has published over 100 papers in international academic journals.
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Keywords: FDI, foreign direct investment, policies, internationalization, globalization, multinationals, strategies, business strategies, business management