Economic Enclaves or Bridges to the Global Economy? Foreign and Diaspora Investments in Developing Countries

20 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2014

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Vito Amendolagine

Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro” (UNIBA) - Faculty of Economics

Nicola D. Coniglio

Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro” (UNIBA) - Department of Economics and Mathematical Methods

Date Written: January 2014

Abstract

This paper examines the main determinants of linkages between foreign and domestic firms in developing countries. Based on existing evidence, we highlight the relevance of linkages generated by MNEs in developing countries and then we discuss the factors which boost or hamper the interactions between foreign and domestic firms and draw some policy implications. A particular attention is given to diaspora investments – i.e. investments carried out by members of the diaspora or return migrants – that represent a potentially powerful engine of growth and structural change in poor countries.

Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment; local sourcing; diaspora; developing countries

Suggested Citation

Amendolagine, Vito and Coniglio, Nicola D., Economic Enclaves or Bridges to the Global Economy? Foreign and Diaspora Investments in Developing Countries (January 2014). Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. 2014/10, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2393334 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2393334

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