World Investment Report 2000

Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions, and Development

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Recognized worldwide as an authoritative source of information and analysis on foreign direct investment (FDI), the World Investment Report 2000 pays particular attention to the phenomenon of cross-border mergers and acquisitions. While cross-border mergers and acquisitions have been prevalent in developed countries for some time, they have become increasingly important in developing countries and economies in transition. Above all, the Report analyzes the impact of cross-border mergers and acquisitions on host country development, and discusses implications for policy makers. The World Investment Report 2000 provides a comprehensive analysis of the current trends and developments in key areas of globalizing world economy. The Report is a must-read for those seeking deeper understanding of the links between international investment and economic development worldwide.




The World Investment Report 2000 was prepared by a team led by Karl P. Sauvant and coordinated by Anne Miroux. Its member included Victoria Aranda, Persephone Economou, Wilfried Engelke, Torbjörn Fredriksson, Masataka Fujita, Kálmán Kalotay, Mark Knell, Gabriele Köhler, Padma Mallampally, Ludger Odenthal, Marko Stanovic, James Xiaoning Zhan and Zbigniew Zimny. Specific inputs were received from Kumi Endo, Boubacar Hassane, Abraham Negash and Katja Weigl.


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