A Comparative Analysis of the Influence of Country Characteristics on Service Investments Versus Manufacturing Investments

Elango, B.; Abel, Ivan
June 2004
American Business Review;Jun2004, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p29
Academic Journal
This study examines the effect of host country factors in determining U.S. Firms' foreign investments in service and manufacturing sectors. The study's findings indicate that service investment fits the pattern of manufacturing investment with the exception of country wealth. Given the strong relationship between bilateral trade and foreign direct investment (FDI), it is emphasized that countries need to first facilitate trade in order to encourage FDI.


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