The role and influence of Foreign Direct Investment on the development process: the case of the software industry in Romania, China, India and the Philippines

Floyd, David and McManus, John (2006) The role and influence of Foreign Direct Investment on the development process: the case of the software industry in Romania, China, India and the Philippines. Global Business and Economics Review, 8 (1/2). pp. 119-132. ISSN 1553-1392

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Full text URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/GBER.2006.008779

Abstract

Much has been made of the importance of emerging markets and transition economies as the future of the software industry. This paper sets out to explain the main reasons why these markets are proving attractive to Foreign Direct Investment in Romania by examining theories of internationalisation and drawing on key FDI data. Contrasts are also made with other important markets, as well as transition economies, including China and India. The paper then goes on to examine industry-specific variables. The article then considers some alternative historical and cultural factors that may also have a role in explaining the success of this particular industry and location, and assesses whether government should continue to support this industry as part of the development process.

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Additional Information:Much has been made of the importance of emerging markets and transition economies as the future of the software industry. This paper sets out to explain the main reasons why these markets are proving attractive to Foreign Direct Investment in Romania by examining theories of internationalisation and drawing on key FDI data. Contrasts are also made with other important markets, as well as transition economies, including China and India. The paper then goes on to examine industry-specific variables. The article then considers some alternative historical and cultural factors that may also have a role in explaining the success of this particular industry and location, and assesses whether government should continue to support this industry as part of the development process.
Keywords:Business administration, Economics, Foreign Direct Investment, Romania, Internationalisation
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N300 Finance
N Business and Administrative studies > N321 Investment
N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
N Business and Administrative studies > N120 International Business studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:1486
Deposited By: Jill Partridge
Deposited On:29 Nov 2007
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:19

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