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Title: Foreign direct investment outflows in the forest products industry: the case of the United States and Japan

Author: Nagubadi, R.V.; Zhang, D.;

Date: 2008

Source: International Forestry Review 10(4):632-640

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: This paper investigates the determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI) outflows from two major forest product importing countries: the U.S. and Japan. Exchange rate, per capita income, cost of capital, and cost of labour in host countries have significant impacts on the FDI outflows from these two countries. A complementary relationship is found between forest products exports and FDI outflows for the forest product importing countries. Market-seeking as well as resource-seeking motives for the FDI outflows from these countries are evident.

Keywords: foreign direct investment, outflows, resource-seeking, market-seeking, forest products industry

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Nagubadi, R.V.; Zhang, D. 2008. Foreign direct investment outflows in the forest products industry: the case of the United States and Japan. International Forestry Review 10(4):632-640.


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