Denmark: Outward FDI from Denmark and Its Policy Context

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    Except for a peak in 2011 due to large one-off investments, Danish flows of outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) have been dampened since 2007 by the lingering European sovereign debt crisis, which continues to hamper the Danish economy. Over a longer time span however, the Danish corporate sector has developed a substantial international presence since the 1980s. Today, about half of the workforce in Danish manufacturing industries is employed abroad. Companies plan to expand their foreign operations further still, with 60% of companies with foreign operations planning to expand their production of goods and services abroad toward 2015. The Danish Government supports the internationalization of Danish companies, and recently more emphasis has been put on OFDI into the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China) and other growth markets.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInward and Outward FDI Country Profiles
    EditorsKarl P. Sauvant, Padma Mallampally, Geraldine McAllister
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherVale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment
    Publication date2013
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    SeriesColumbia FDI Profiles

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