World Investment Report 1997

Transnational Corporations, Market Structure and Competition Policy

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A vital source on the role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the world economy, this Report provides a comprehensive analysis and policy discussion of international investment issues. It examines current trends in global, regional and national FDI flows; the impact of FDI on market structure and competition in host economies, as well as globally; and the latest trends in investment liberalization, including interlinkages with foreign portfolio equity investment. The Report also includes a statistical annex.




The World Investment Report 1997 was prepared by a team led by Karl P. Sauvant and comprising Victoria Aranda, Philippe Brusick, Sew Sam Chan Tung, Persephone Economou, Wilfried Engelke, Masataka Fujita, Massimiliano Gangi, Michael Gestrin, Kálmán Kalotay, Michael Lim, Padma Mallampally, Ludger Odenthal, Assad Omer, Jennifer Powell, Luisa Sabater, Anh Nga Tran-Nguyen, Jörg Weber and James Xiaoning Zhan. Specific inputs were received from Menelea Masin and Joseph Mathews. The work was carried out under the overall direction of Lynn K. Mytelka.


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