Outward FDI from and Intraregional FDI in ASEAN: Trends and Drivers
by HIRATSUKA Daisuke
Developing-country transnational corporations (TNCs) are increasing in importance in the global economy. Outward FDI from developing countries is a proxy indicator to measure how much of an important role enterprises of developing countries have played in the world market and how they benefit from globalization where border barriers are reduced. This study finds that ASEAN enterprises have extended their business activities within ASEAN, East Asia, and then to the world, as both regional and global players.
Keywords: economic integration, FDI
JEL classification: F15, F23, O53
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