Between 1985 and 1990 the world economy experienced an unprecedented increase in the inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI). This sudden increase called back to the fore the range of questions that have long surrounded FDI. What are the causes of business to expand or contract their purchases of foreign assets? As examples of the system affect trade and development? What is the impact of FDI on host countries? This note examines these issues in detail and contains data summarizing recent trends in F. .. Read more »

Between 1985 and 1990 the world economy experienced an unprecedented increase in the inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI). This sudden increase called back to the fore the range of questions that have long surrounded FDI. What are the causes of business to expand or contract their purchases of foreign assets? As examples of the system affect trade and development? What is the impact of FDI on host countries? This note examines these issues in detail and contains data summarizing recent trends in FDI flows.
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Julia Kou,
Debora L. Spar
13 pages.
Release Date: 4 January 1995. Prod #: 795031-PDF-ENG
Note on Foreign Direct Investment HBR case solution