The Relationship Between FDI and the Natural Environment

Facts, Evidence and Prospects

  • Pasquale Pazienza

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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About this book


This work examines in depth the relationship between foreign direct investment and the environment. Over the last few decades, increasing levels of environmental degradation have been recorded and have been claimed to be particularly attributable to globalization and the widespread increase of economic activities, in particular foreign direct investments (FDIs). However, the environmental implications of FDIs are not easily identified and contradictory views and arguments have been presented. This work contributes to the debate by closely analyzing the specific literature produced over the last three decades, and by presenting and discussing recent trends and prospects with regard to the FDI phenomenon.


Environmental Degradation Environmental Impact Foreign Direct Investment Globalisation International Trade and Development

Authors and affiliations

  • Pasquale Pazienza
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of FoggiaFoggiaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04300-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04301-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5504
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5512
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