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Foreign direct investment and its importance to the economy of South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Hodge, Duncan en Asafo-Adjei, Augustina en 2009-08-25T10:51:51Z 2009-08-25T10:51:51Z 2009-08-25T10:51:51Z 2007-11-30 en
dc.description.abstract This study focuses on foreign direct investment ("FDI") and its importance to the economy of South Africa. Recognising that FDI, notwithstanding the type, can contribute to economic growth and development, most countries including South Africa are constantly working to attract it, and hence its demand has become highly competitive. However, FDI does not go without some negative effects, such as conflicts between host and investor country, and the creation of damaging competition to local firms. These negative effects could be minimised if policies and strategies for the promotion and attraction of FDI is part of, and integrated into, general economic development and economic reform policies, and not seen in isolation. Although South Africa has implemented strategies to attract more FDI, a refinement of some of these policies is needed if the country is to be successful in this regard. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (iv, 130 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Economic growth en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject Host country en
dc.subject FDI policies en
dc.subject Exchange rate en
dc.subject Foreign inflows en
dc.subject FDI models en
dc.subject Balance of payment en
dc.subject Foreign Direct Investment en
dc.subject Multinationals en
dc.subject.ddc 332.6730968
dc.subject.lcsh Investments, Foreign -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh International business enterprises -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Balance of payments -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Foreign exchange rates -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Economic development -- South Africa
dc.title Foreign direct investment and its importance to the economy of South Africa en
dc.type Dissertation en en
dc.description.department Economics en M. Comm. (Economics) en

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