The case deals with the analysis of the main drivers of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the USA, Japan and European multinational financial institutions and other service providers to invest in the Middle East. In this case, the focus is on investments in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A sample of the foreign company will be asked to identify the most important factors in the decision-making process, why they chose the form of the operation, which they did, and what is their business model. The case … Read more »

The case deals with the analysis of the main drivers of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the USA, Japan and European multinational financial institutions and other service providers to invest in the Middle East. In this case, the focus is on investments in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A sample of the foreign company will be asked to identify the most important factors in the decision-making process, why they chose the form of the operation, which they did, and what is their business model. The case is divided into three sections: the first shows, such as laws, regulations and requirements have changed and are open to foreign investment in recent years-this is done by comparing several business environment property indices and their changes over time. The second section examines the exchange agreements and the framework for the financial services and capital in the countries. The third section examines the experiences of several multinational companies in the financial services industry who have invested in the region.
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F. John Mathis,
A. Raja Albqami,
Tim Rogmans
Source: Thunderbird School of Global Management
16 pages.
Release Date: 18, August 2011. Prod #: TB0269-PDF-ENG
Foreign Direct Investment in the Middle East: Dubai, Riyadh and HBR case solution

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