Amir Hermidas
Credit Suisse
BusinessInternational economicsForeign direct investmentDeveloping countryPolitics
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#1Fragkiskos Filippaios (UKC: University of Kent)H-Index: 12
#2Fatima Annan-Diab (Kingston Business School)H-Index: 2
Last. Charikleia Theodoraki (UKC: University of Kent)H-Index: 1
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Abstract We study the influence of a country’s political governance on its attractiveness to foreign direct investors. We argue that democracy is not a unidimensional concept and that the effect of host-country political governance on incoming foreign direct investment (FDI) differs depending on whether FDI originates from a democratic or an autocratic country. We also hypothesize that the effect of civil liberties depends on the motivations of investing multinational enterprises (MNEs) and that...
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#1Fragkiskos Filippaios (UKC: University of Kent)H-Index: 12
#2Fatima Annan-Diab (UKC: University of Kent)H-Index: 2
Last. Amir Hermidas (UKC: University of Kent)H-Index: 1
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This chapter argues that foreign direct investment (FDI) has been embraced as a key driver of economic development and growth in host economies. Amongst the literature focusing on the determinants of FDI, a number of studies have considered the influence of the level of democracy in host countries on inward FDI and have reported contrasting results. To explain these inconsistencies, a recent strand of literature has focused on the disaggregated measures that constitute democracy of the host coun...
#2Fatima Annan-DiabH-Index: 2
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#2Fatima Annan-DiabH-Index: 2
Last. Amir HermidasH-Index: 1
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