The impact of inward FDI on the performance of local firms

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dc.contributor.advisor Saville, Adrian en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Naidoo, Raven en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-06T13:48:15Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-29 en
dc.date.available 2013-09-06T13:48:15Z
dc.date.created 2013-04-25 en
dc.date.issued 2013-04-29 en
dc.date.submitted 2013-02-24 en
dc.description Dissertation (MBA)--University of Pretoria, 2013. en
dc.description.abstract Foreign direct investment (FDI) is a source that improves the competiveness of the host country which can be further utilised to develop the country’s own resources and capabilities. In addition, non-affiliated local firms that do not have a foreign partner improve their performance due to the spillover effects gained either through the sharing of resources, learnings or due to the increase in competition. As such, FDI is seen as an important economic growth driver in developing economies since these economies struggle to compete in the global economy.The objective of this research is to determine whether foreign ownership in a developing economy is beneficial in terms of national competiveness; reducing the income gaps; improving employment opportunities; improving the financial performance of an acquired local firm and if the foreign parent introduces new technologies into the economy. Due to the mining- and manufacturing sector being the main recipients of FDI in South Africa and both having similar operations specifically being high capital and labour intensive, these sectors were chosen for the purpose of this research. The data sample was analysed using multiple regression as it is a flexible method of data analysis that may be appropriate whenever a quantitative dependent variable needs to be examined to find a relationship with two or more independent or explanatory variables.The results indicate significant benefits for the host economy in attracting FDI into the country. The benefits seemingly outweigh the costs and the presence of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) in South Africa will help it in elevating some of the socio-economic challengers like high unemployment rate and the shortage of skills through resource sharing with the MNCs. en
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dc.description.department Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) en
dc.identifier.citation Naidoo, R 2012, The impact of inward FDI on the performance of local firms, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://hdl.handle.net/2263/22809 > en
dc.identifier.other F13/4/237/zw en
dc.identifier.upetdurl http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-02242013-103250/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/22809
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
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dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.subject South africa en
dc.subject Efficiency en
dc.subject Performance financial and relative en
dc.subject Spillovers en
dc.subject Foreign direct investment (fdi) en
dc.subject Multinational corporations (mncs) en
dc.title The impact of inward FDI on the performance of local firms en
dc.type Dissertation en


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