The Characteristics and Determinants of FDI in Ghana

23 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2008

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Fabian Barthel

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Matthias Busse

Ruhr-University Bochum

Robert Osei

University of Ghana - Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER)

Date Written: November 27, 2008

Abstract

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) can be a valuable tool for development. However, not all forms of FDI are equally beneficial for the host country. The paper analyses the characteristics and determinants of FDI in a typical developing country: Ghana. Moreover, key policy areas are indicated, in order to enable Ghana both to attract more FDI and to increase the benefits from these capital inflows. The analysis combines qualitative and quantitative methods and is partly based on data retrieved from the World Bank's 2007 Enterprise Survey, and partly on our own survey of 54 multinational enterprises operating in Ghana.

Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment, Multinational Enterprises, Ghana

JEL Classification: F21, F23, O55

Suggested Citation

Barthel, Fabian and Busse, Matthias and Osei, Robert, The Characteristics and Determinants of FDI in Ghana (November 27, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1308197 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1308197

Fabian Barthel

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) ( email )

Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://personal.lse.ac.uk/barthel

Matthias Busse (Contact Author)

Ruhr-University Bochum ( email )

Faculty of Management and Economics, GC 3/145
D-44780 Bochum, DE 44780
Germany

Robert Osei

University of Ghana - Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER)

P.O BOX LG 74
Legon
Ghana

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