Foreign Direct Investment in the United States Benefits Suspicions and Risks with Special Attention to FDI from China

Author: Theodore H. Moran
Publisher: Peterson Institute for International Economics
ISBN: 0881326615
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Americans have long been ambivalent toward foreign direct investment in the United States. Foreign multinational corporations may be a source of capital, technology, and jobs. But what are the implications for US workers, firms, communities, and consumers as the United States remains the most popular destination for foreign multinational investment? Theodore H. Moran and Lindsay Oldenski find that foreign multinational firms that invest in the United States are, alongside US-headquartered American multinationals, the most productive and highest-paying segment of the US economy. These firms conduct more research and development, provide more value added to US domestic inputs, and export more goods and services than other firms in the US economy. The superior technology and management techniques they employ spill over horizontally and vertically to improve the performance of local firms and workers. As the United States wants not only to expand employment but also create well-paying jobs that reverse the falling earnings that many US workers and middle class families have suffered in recent decades, it is more important than ever to enhance the United States as a destination for multinational investors

Outward Foreign Direct Investment and US Exports Jobs and R D

Author: Gary Clyde Hufbauer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0881326690
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It is not in the US interest to adopt tax and regulatory policies that would discourage global engagement by US multinational corporations (MNCs). Research presented in this book shows that the expansion of foreign affiliates of US MNCs is positively associated with more production, greater employment, higher exports, and more research and development (R&D) in the United States. These findings suggest that less investment abroad by US firms would weaken—not strengthen—the US economy. This analysis by no means implies that there are only winners and no losers from outward investment. Changing patterns of MNC investment, like changing patterns of technology and production more generally, contribute to job losses and dislocations for some workers and to new opportunities for others. To benefit the US economy and US workers most broadly, the United States will want to search for ways to strengthen the appeal of the United States as a base for the operations of international firms. High among the recommendations to accomplish this, the United States should adopt a territorial tax system, like the great majority of developed countries.

Impact of Foreign Direct Investments Contemporary Issues and Research

Author: Gabriel Ogunmokun
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0975227297
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International business and economic literature counts Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) as one of the most essential components of the globalization process. This research book consists of two parts and presents evidence of the impact of foreign direct investment on the U.S. economy and the economy of Central and Eastern Europe. Foreign direct investment plays an extraordinary and growing role in the global markets and represents an integral part of the U.S. economy. It played an essential role during the transformation process of Central and Eastern Europe from central planning to a market oriented economy. The scholarly papers presented in this book provide an ideal resource for professors, lecturers and teachers looking for current research readings for their students regarding the impact of foreign direct investments in the United States and Central and Eastern Europe. It is also valuable for organizations who want a closer view of current information in the areas of FDI covered in this book.

Fueling Up

Author: Trevor Houser
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0881326577
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New drilling techniques for oil and natural gas are propelling an energy production renaissance in the United States. As the US economy struggles to emerge from the Great Recession, many see the boom as a possible source of economic salvation that could reduce unemployment and revitalize American manufacturing. Until now, however, there has been little objective analysis of the energy boom's economic consequences. In this major study, Trevor Houser and Shashank Mohan fill that gap. They assess the impact of the recent and projected increase in domestic energy production on US GDP, employment growth, manufacturing competitiveness, household expenditures, and international trade balance. Alongside its economic impact, the American energy revolution is raising new environmental and trade policy questions. What are the consequences for the environment and global warming of increased domestic oil and gas production? Should companies be allowed to export the energy they produce or will doing so undermine American manufacturing competitiveness? Houser and Mohan provide independent research and analysis that will help policymakers navigate these issues.

Ukraine

Author: Anders Aslund
Publisher: Peterson Institute for International Economics
ISBN: 0881327026
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Ukraine has been wracked by a year of unprecedented political, economic, and military turmoil. Russian military aggression in the east and a legacy of destructive policies and corruption have created an imminent existential crisis for this young democracy. Yet Ukraine also has a great opportunity to break out of economic underperformance. In this study, Anders Åslund, one of the world's leading experts on Ukraine, traces Ukraine's evolution as a market economy starting with the fall of communism and examines the economic impact of its recent difficulties. Åslund argues that Ukraine must undertake sweeping political, economic, social, and government reforms to achieve prosperity and independence. For its part, the West must abandon its hesitant approach and provide broad economic assistance to help Ukraine transform itself.

Harnessing Foreign Direct Investment for Development

Author: Theodore H. Moran
Publisher: CGD Books
ISBN: 1933286091
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Is foreign direct investment good for development? Moving beyond the findings of his previous book Does Foreign Direct Investment Promote Development? (CGD and IIE, 2005), Theodore H. Moran presents surprisingly good--and startlingly bad--news. The good news highlights how foreign direct investment can make a contribution to development significantly more powerful and more varied than conventional measurements indicate. The bad news reveals that foreign direct investment can also distort host economies and polities with consequences substantially more adverse than critics and cynics have imagined. This book rigorously examines the principal controversies and debates about FDI in manufacturing and assembly, extractive industries, and infrastructure, in light of new evidence and analysis. Written in engaging prose, it identifies how developed and developing countries, multilateral lending agencies, and civil society can work in concert to harness foreign direct investment to promote the growth and welfare of developing countries.

Global Business

Author: Mike W. Peng
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305890302
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Discover success in global business today with the most strategic approach to international business topics and unique coverage not found in other books. GLOBAL BUSINESS, 4th Edition, is the first global business book that answers the big question, What determines the success and failure of firms around the globe? Globally renowned scholar and author Mike Peng integrates both an institution-based view and resource-based view throughout every chapter, bringing an unparalleled continuity and strategic approach to the learning process. The book combines an inviting, conversational style with the latest research and examples that reflect the most recent global developments. A wealth of business cases from Mike Peng and other respected international experts delve into how companies throughout the world have expanded globally. All-new video cases that cover every chapter's opening case and closing case, world maps that connect geography and culture to business decisions, and unique global debate sections that draw you into cutting-edge international discussions help you learn to think independently and view business challenges from a truly global perspective. With GLOBAL BUSINESS, 4th Edition, you view business through the eyes of a true world citizen and gain the understanding you need to become an effective manager within today's global business landscape. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sovereign Investment

Author: Karl P. Sauvant
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199937923
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Sovereign Investment: Concerns and Policy Reactions provides the first major holistic examination and interdisciplinary analysis of sovereign wealth funds. In it, leading authorities from the IMF, academic institutions, law firms, multi-national corporations, and think tanks analyze how sovereign wealth funds have helped to limit the effects of the current global economic crisis, and what rules can govern their operation in the future.