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Master of Business Administration (MBA)


College of Business & Professional Studies

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Business Administration


Business Administration


FDI, OECD, Capital, trade, debt equity


Foreign direct investment (FDI), while growing at a healthy pace in the countries within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), has contracted sharply in many developing countries precisely when it is most urgently needed. This paper first discusses the various major theories of foreign direct investment (FDI) (Chapter I). Then, it analyzes the role of incentive policies in attracting the FDI and the debt problem in developing countries. Finally, it examines the practical ways of increasing the flow of investment to developing countries and its contribution to the economic development in those countries (Chapters II and III). i

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