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Political Governance, Civil Liberties and Human Capital: Evaluating their effect on Foreign Direct Investment in Emerging and Developing Economies

Filippaios, Fragkiskos, Annan-Diab, Fatima, Hermidas, Amir, Theodoraki, Charikleia (2019) Political Governance, Civil Liberties and Human Capital: Evaluating their effect on Foreign Direct Investment in Emerging and Developing Economies. Journal of International Business Studies, . ISSN 0047-2506. (doi:10.1057/s41267-019-00239-3) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

We study the influence of a country’s political governance on its attractiveness to foreign direct investors. We argue that democracy is not a unidimensional concept and that the effect of host country political governance on incoming Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) differs depending on whether FDI originates from a democratic or an autocratic country. We also hypothesize that the effect of civil liberties depends on the motivations of investing Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) and that human capital moderates this relationship. We test our hypotheses on a sample of 35,000 investments in emerging and developing countries between 2003 and 2013.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1057/s41267-019-00239-3
Uncontrolled keywords: Political governance; civil liberties; human capital; foreign direct investment; investment motivations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Fragkiskos Filippaios
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2019 10:43 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 14:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/73372 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Filippaios, Fragkiskos: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7458-1333
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