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The determinant of foreign direct investment in ASEAN : a semi-gravity approach.


Ismail, Normaz Wana (2009) The determinant of foreign direct investment in ASEAN : a semi-gravity approach. Transition Studies Review, 16 (3). pp. 710-722. ISSN 1614-4007; ESSN: 1614-4015


This study used a semi gravity model to identify the determinants of FDI in ASEAN countries. The results revealed that besides the market size for host and source country, other criteria such as the shorter the distance, common in language and border, the extended market relative to distance also attracts more foreign investors. Other macroeconomic factors such as lower inflation rate, the slightly higher in exchange rate and good management of the government budget are among the key factors that attract more FDI. In addition to economic factors, social factors such as good telecommunication and infrastructure and non-economic factors such transparency and trade policy also encourage more investors to the ASEAN.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11300-009-0103-0
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: ASEAN; Foreign direct investment; Gravity model; Foreign investors.
Depositing User: Emelda Mohd Hamid
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2014 07:36
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2015 02:52
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/17047
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