Bloody Business: Multinational Investment in an Increasingly Conflict-afflicted World

Caroline Witte

Research output: Book/ReportPhD thesis


This dissertation evaluates the causes of political conflict and its consequences for foreign direct investment (FDI). The studies that are part of this thesis aim to better understand the relationships between political conflict, foreign investment and, ultimately, human prosperity. The aforementioned concepts are interdisciplinary in nature and the different chapters included in this thesis reflect this. By combining conceptual frameworks and methodologies from economics and business research, they shed light on the increasing levels of political conflict and the reaction of multinational enterprises (MNEs) to this development. The papers in this dissertation are inspired by the movement within business research to address ‘Grand Challenges’, critical global problems that can capture the public’s imagination. This reflected not only in the interdisciplinary approach, but also in the phenomena-driven perspective (Buckley, Doh & Benischke, 2017).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRotterdam
PublisherErasmus Research Institute of Management
Number of pages172
ISBN (Print)9789058925060
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
SeriesERIM PhD Series in Research in Management

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