Political Risk and the International Business Environment

  • Douglas Wood
  • James Byrne


An international company operates by committing resources to subsidiaries, each of which is necessarily subject to the jurisdiction of the host country. It follows from this that the attitude and behaviour of the authorities in the host country to foreign investments is an important factor in determining the profitability of an existing or new investment. It also follows that potential changes in existing attitudes may have considerable implications for the survival and profitability of the subsidiary, provided they can be predicted with any reliability.


Cash Flow Host Country Foreign Investment International Business Parent Company 
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© Douglas Wood and James Byrne 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas Wood
    • 1
  • James Byrne
    • 1
  1. 1.International Centre for Banking and FinanceManchester Business SchoolUK

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