Foreign Direct Investment: A Brief Overview of the Micro Issues

  • Sumon Kumar Bhaumik


During the 1960s through the 1980s, economists debated ad nauseum whether or not a country should pursue export oriented policies. Countries such as South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia and, of course, Japan were cited as examples of export-led growth, and countries such as India were urged to replace their policies of import substitution with outward orientation. This debate culminated in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), with the general consensus that trade was good for economic growth.


Foreign Direct Investment Host Country Intellectual Property Right Foreign Direct Investment Inflow International Joint Venture 
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