Modern Trends in the Structure of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the World Economy

11 Pages Posted: 5 Feb 2018

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Dr. Alex Pomelnikov

Texas Woman's University

Gilbert Werema

Texas Womans University

Date Written: November 29, 2017

Abstract

Due to changes in the structure and trends of foreign direct investment (FDI), the development of the world economy has undergone significant differences over the past six years. Prior to 2011, FDI was primarily focused on the service sector (representing 40% of total world FDI) according to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report, however, the current trend has changed.

Keywords: Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), Global FDI Flows, World Economy, Transnational Corporations (TNCs), Megaregional Groups, Geopolitical Risks, Developing Countries, Countries With Economies in Transition, Cross-Border Transactions, Emerging Markets

JEL Classification: F01, F13, F20, F21, F23

Suggested Citation

Pomelnikov, Alex and Werema, Gilbert, Modern Trends in the Structure of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the World Economy (November 29, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3101831 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3101831

Alex Pomelnikov (Contact Author)

Texas Woman's University ( email )

Denton, TX
United States

Gilbert Werema

Texas Womans University ( email )

304 Administration Drive
Denton, TX 76204
United States

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