Harnessing Foreign Direct Investment for Development
Policies for Developed and Developing Countries
By (author) Theodore H. Moran
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Harnessing Foreign Direct Investment for Development by Theodore H. Moran
Book DescriptionIs 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781933286099
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Centre for Global Development
Publisher: Centre for Global Development
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Theodore H. Moran
Beyond Sweatshops, Paperback (May 2002)
Images of sweatshop labor in developing countries have rallied opponents of globalization against foreign direct investment (FDI). The controversy is most acute over the treatment of low-skilled workers producing garments, footwear, toys, and sports equipment in foreign-owned plants or the plants of subcontractors.
Managing International Political Risk, Hardback (September 1998)» View all books by Theodore H. Moran
aeo Offers unique, contemporary coverage of political risk in business. aeo Contains strategies from practitioners in key corporations on how to offset political risk in business. aeo Includes evidence and case studies from the Big Emerging Markets.
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Author Biography - Theodore H. Moran
Theodore H. Moran is a nonresident fellow at the Center for Global Development and holds the Marcus Wallenberg Chair at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, USA. He is founder and director of the Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy. His recent books include Does Foreign Direct Investment Promote Development? (CGD and IIE, 2005) and Beyond Sweatshops: Foreign Direct Investment and Globalization in Developing Countries (Brookings, 2002).
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