Trade openness and foreign direct investment in Africa

Show simple item record Kandiero, Tonia Chitiga-Mabugu, Margaret 2007-08-13T08:36:38Z 2007-08-13T08:36:38Z 2006-09
dc.description.abstract Africa's share of foreign direct investment (FDI) has lagged behind other regions in the world, despite a sharp increase in FDI inflows to the region in 2001. Factors contributing to this circumstance include perceptions of high corruption, weak governance and poor infrastructure. The motivation of this paper is to investigate the impact of openness to trade on the FDI inflow to Africa. In addition to economy-wide trade openness, we also analyse the impact on FDI of openness in manufactured goods, primary commodities and services. The empirical work uses cross-country data from selected African countries observed over four periods: 1980-1985, 1985-1990, 1990-1995 and 1995-2001. We find that the FDI to GDP ratio responds well to increased openness in the whole economy and in the services sector in particular. en
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dc.identifier.citation Kandiero, T & Chitiga, M 2006, 'Trade openness and foreign direct investment in Africa', South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 355-370. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 1015-8812
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Juta en
dc.rights Juta en
dc.subject Foreign direct investment (FDI) en
dc.subject African foreign direct investment en
dc.subject African trade en
dc.subject Trade openness en
dc.subject.lcsh Investments, Foreign -- Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Africa -- Commerce
dc.title Trade openness and foreign direct investment in Africa en
dc.type Article en

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