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Outward foreign direct investment and domestic output: evidence from East Asian economies


Kazemi, Morteza and Wan Ngah, Wan Azman Saini and Niaz Ahmad, Mohd Naseem (2018) Outward foreign direct investment and domestic output: evidence from East Asian economies. Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, 52 (1). 297- 309. ISSN 0127-1962; ESSN: 2716-6058


This study evaluates the impact of outward foreign direct investment (FDI) on domestic output of East Asian economies. It focuses on FDI from eight East Asian economies to Japan, the United States and United Kingdom. The analyses are carried out using annual data at both aggregate and disaggregate level for the 1981-2010 period. The result using aggregate data reveal that there is no evidence to support the idea that outward FDI is growth-enhancing. However, the results based on disaggregate data shows that only outward FDI to the United States are found to benefit East Asian economies. Meanwhile, investments in Japan and the United Kingdom do not appear to have any positive impact. These findings suggest that locational decision for outward FDI is critically important as not all destinations will bring positive benefits for the source countries.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.17576/JEM-2018-5201-24
Publisher: Penerbit Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Keywords: Outward foreign direct investment; Economic growth; Pooled mean group; East Asia
Depositing User: Mr. Sazali Mohamad
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2021 05:46
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2021 05:46
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/75181
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