, Volume 19, Issue 6, pp 280–284 | Cite as

Developing countries rethink their approach to foreign investment

  • Jürgen Kühn
Articles Direct Investment


Many observations made in recent years suggest that even the developing countries which were previously known to have a sceptical approach to direct foreign investment have begun to take a fresh look at the situation. Undoubtedly, experiences with domestic state-owned enterprises and general doubts concerning centralised economic control coupled with the evidence provided by other countries pursuing an open policy towards foreign investment have proved to be crucial factors in bringing many developing countries to see in a new light the contribution private-sector investment can make to economic growth.


Direct Foreign Investment Foreign Investment Direct Investment Foreign Capital Investment Protection 
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© HWWA and Springer-Verlag 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Kühn
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  1. 1.Federal Ministry of EconomicsBonn

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