UK Trends in Foreign Direct Investment

  • Stephen Hill
  • Max Munday

Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to place foreign direct investment (FDI) in its UK context. The initial section of the chapter provides a definition of foreign direct investment. The second section shows the importance of flows of FDI to the UK economy, whilst the third section goes on to highlight the success of the UK in attracting new foreign manufacturing investment during the eighties. The final section considers why it is necessary to study the UK regional distribution of foreign inward investment, and outlines the content of the following chapters.

Keywords

Europe Transportation Income Marketing Volatility 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Blackbourne, A. (1978), ‘Multinational Enterprises and Regional Development: A Comment’, Regional Studies, 12, 125–7.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Business Monitor MA4 (1992), Overseas Transactions 1990, Newport: CSO.Google Scholar
  3. Census of Production (1990), Summary Tables PA1002, Newport: CSO.Google Scholar
  4. Dicken, P. and Lloyd, P. (1976), ‘Geographical Perspectives on US Investment in the UK’, Environment and Planning A, 8, 685–705.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Glickman, N. and Woodward, D. (1988), ‘The Location of FDI in the US: Patterns and Determinants’, International Regional Science Review, 11.2, 137–54.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Graham, E. M. and Krugman, P. (1989), Foreign Direct Investment in the US, Washington: Institute of International Economics.Google Scholar
  7. Hill, S. and Munday, M. (1992), ‘The UK Regional Distribution of FDI: Analysis and Determinants’, Regional Studies, 26.6, 535–44.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Invest in Britain Bureau (1993), Annual Report, London: Department of Trade and Industry.Google Scholar
  9. McConnell, J. E. (1980), ‘FDI in the US’, Annals of the Institute of American Geographers, 70.2, 259–70.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. McDermott, P. J. (1977), ‘Overseas Investment and the Industrial Geography of the UK’, Area, 9, 200–207.Google Scholar
  11. Munday, M. (1990), Japanese Manufacturing Investment in Wales, Cardiff: University of Wales Press.Google Scholar
  12. Yannopoulous, G. N. and Dunning, J. H. (1976), ‘Multinational Enterprises and Regional Development: An Exploratory Paper’, Regional Studies, 10.4, 389–99.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Stephen Hill and Maxim Charles Richard Munday 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Hill
    • 1
  • Max Munday
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiff Business SchoolUK

Personalised recommendations