TITLE

Exploring the Link between Foreign Direct Investment, Multinational Enterprises and Spillover Effects in Developing Economies

AUTHOR(S)
Malik, M. Abdur Rahman; Rehman, Chaudhry Abdul; Ashraf, Muhammad; Abbas, Rana Zamin
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
International Journal of Business & Management;Jan2012, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p230
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Multinational enterprises exist because they hold certain competitive advantages over their local counterparts and affect local economies through their spillover effects. Research streams exploring the raison d' etre and consequences of MNEs are quite distant and remote. This paper analyzes and integrates these two streams of literature, i.e. the competitive advantages that MNEs hold and their spillover effects in developing countries. The paper proposes a relationship and predicts the nature of spillover effects on the basis of competitive advantages of MNEs. This paper can guide the policymakers of developing countries to differentiate between the FDI that is good for their countries and FDI that weakens the already fragile economies of developing countries. The paper also opens a new avenue for the researchers by pointing towards a potential connection between MNEs' competitive advantages and their spillover effects for the local economies. The relationship between FDI and competitive advantages of MNEs has rarely been researched previously and thus this paper contributes significantly to the existing literature.
ACCESSION #
70457707

 

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