FDI Determinants in Least Recipient Regions: The Case of Sub-Saharan Africa and MENA.

Okafor, G., Piesse, J. and Webster, A., 2017. FDI Determinants in Least Recipient Regions: The Case of Sub-Saharan Africa and MENA. African Development Review, 29 (4), 589 - 600.

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Abstract

This paper explores the determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI) into FDI least recipient regions. Panel data for 20 sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and 11 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries are used for the period 2000–12. Findings of the fixed effects estimations suggest that FDI inflows into these regions are influenced by GDP per capita, infrastructure development, trade openness, and control of corruption. Conversely, inflation negatively affects FDI inflows, and rents from natural resources do not significantly influence FDI. Furthermore, the findings show that marginal benefits from any increase in the quantity of FDI determinants (with the exception of control of corruption) will be less for SSA countries. The paper concludes with important policy implications deduced from the findings.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1017-6772
Additional Information:This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Okafor, G., Piesse, J. and Webster, A. (2017), FDI Determinants in Least Recipient Regions: The Case of Sub-Saharan Africa and MENA. African Development Review, 29: 589–600, which has been published in final form at 10.1111/1467-8268.12298. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Uncontrolled Keywords:FDI; Least Recipient Regions; Sub-Saharan Africa; MENA
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:30212
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:17 Jan 2018 10:33
Last Modified:17 Jan 2018 10:42

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