Chandprapalert, Adisak
September 2000
Multinational Business Review (St. Louis University);Fall2000, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p82
Academic Journal
This research study explored the motives and determinants of FDI and MNEs activity in Thailand. Thailand was chosen in this study since Thailand has earned a remarkable reputation for the past strong economic success. Thailand is also a good representative of newly developing countries in Southeast Asia region. This study therefore looks at the role of Ownership advantage, Location advantage, and International advantage as a set out in Eclectic Paradigm. This study tested empirically some of the determinants and strategic motivations of FDI based on managerial perceptions using a primary data. Based on the extent of literature, several hypotheses are developed regarding the components of the Eclectic paradigm and the motivational type of FDI. This study used a 7 point a Likert scale survey instruments were mailed to top executives of US. firms in Thailand. A total of 100 companies' responses were obtained and worth analysis. Data analysis in this study uses simple and multiple regressions to analyze data and test hypotheses. The statistical package for social science (SPSS) version 9.01 was used in this analysis. Finally, the research findings provide useful insights into the investing behavior of US. firms in Thailand. The research results show firm size, market potential, investment risk, market seeking, and resource seeking as factors affecting US. firm investment in Thailand.


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