Is the impact of FDI similar in all developing countries? South Africa and Mali compared

Claire Mainguy, Søren Jeppesen

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    The expansion of global capitalism and neo-liberal policies to all corners of the world has been carried out by Northern governments and international organisations arguing in favour of opening of economies to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), and by developing countries eager to liberalise (World Bank, 2004). This has led to a relative increase in the amount of FDI going to developing countries, though unevenly distributed at the regional, country and intra-country level. While Africa as a whole has received less FDI than any other region, the continent also reflects the global trend of FDI concentration in a few countries like South Africa. Africa has also been characterized by the growth of South-South investment, coming from China, India, Malaysia, Brazil and South Africa.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTransnational Corporations and Development Policy : Critical Perspectives
    EditorsEric Rugraff, Diego Sachez-Ancochea, Andy Sumner
    Number of pages26
    Place of PublicationBasingstoke
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Publication date2009
    ISBN (Print)9780230537064, 0203537065
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


    • Foreign Direct Investment
    • Technology transfer
    • Foreign firm
    • Local firm
    • Mining sector

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