The role of foreign direct investment in less developed countries

Chengchun Li, Sailesh Tanna

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Abstract

This chapter analyses a number of economic and developmental issues in less developed countries (LDCs), reviewing the related literature and outlining the
challenges ahead for LDCs. The issues considered include foreign direct investment (FDI) policies, recent trends on growth, civil conflict, institutional development, financial sector development, external debt, and other macroeconomic factors. These are identified as pertinent areas where LDCs have faced major challenges in their endeavours to improve economic welfare since they are related to the absorptive capacities, which are important for accruing growth benefits from inward FDI in LDCs. It is anticipated that coverage of these issues will enlighten the issues that these countries face in order to attract and utilise inward FDI. Additionally, it is argued that LDCs can avoid the risk of civil conflict by adopting proactive policies to attract FDI.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationForeign Direct Investments (FDIs) and Opportunities for Developing Economies in the World Market
EditorsV Malepati, C. M. Gowri
Place of PublicationHershey, PA, USA
PublisherIGI Global
Pages46-65
ISBN (Electronic)9781522530275
ISBN (Print)9781522530268, 1522530266
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Foreign direct investment
Less developed countries
Civil conflict
Financial sector development
Reviewing
Economic welfare
External debt
Economics
Absorptive capacity
Macroeconomic factors
Institutional development
Investment policy

Keywords

  • Foreign direct investment
  • conflict

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Li, C., & Tanna, S. (2018). The role of foreign direct investment in less developed countries. In V. Malepati, & C. M. Gowri (Eds.), Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) and Opportunities for Developing Economies in the World Market (pp. 46-65). Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-3026-8.ch003

The role of foreign direct investment in less developed countries. / Li, Chengchun; Tanna, Sailesh.

Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) and Opportunities for Developing Economies in the World Market. ed. / V Malepati; C. M. Gowri. Hershey, PA, USA : IGI Global, 2018. p. 46-65.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Li, C & Tanna, S 2018, The role of foreign direct investment in less developed countries. in V Malepati & CM Gowri (eds), Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) and Opportunities for Developing Economies in the World Market. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA, pp. 46-65. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-3026-8.ch003
Li C, Tanna S. The role of foreign direct investment in less developed countries. In Malepati V, Gowri CM, editors, Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) and Opportunities for Developing Economies in the World Market. Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global. 2018. p. 46-65 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-3026-8.ch003
Li, Chengchun ; Tanna, Sailesh. / The role of foreign direct investment in less developed countries. Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) and Opportunities for Developing Economies in the World Market. editor / V Malepati ; C. M. Gowri. Hershey, PA, USA : IGI Global, 2018. pp. 46-65
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