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The characteristics and determinants of FDI in Ghana

Barthel, Fabian, Busse, Matthias and Osei, Robert (2011) The characteristics and determinants of FDI in Ghana. European Journal of Development Research, 23 (3). pp. 389-408. ISSN 0957-8811

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Identification Number: 10.1057/ejdr.2011.4


Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) can be a valuable tool for development. However, not all forms of FDI are equally beneficial for the host country. The article analyses the characteristics and determinants of FDI in a typical developing country: Ghana. Moreover, key policy areas are indicated, in order to enable Ghana both to attract more FDI and to increase the benefits from these capital inflows. The analysis combines qualitative and quantitative methods and is partly based on data retrieved from the World Banks 2007 Enterprise Survey, and partly on our own survey of 54 multinational enterprises operating in Ghana.

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Additional Information: © 2011 European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2011 11:20
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2024 07:06

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