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Location decision for foreign direct investment in ASEAN countries (A TOPSIS Approach)

Mohammad Sharif Karimi (), Zulkornain Yusop () and Siong Hook Law ()

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Abstract: TOPSIS approach is applied to select the most suitable ASEAN countries for attracting FDI inflows. The proposed approach also provides a relatively simple tool for this strategic decision making problem. Within the model, ten indicators are defined as determinants of FDI inflows. By using TOPSIS method, the capacity and attraction of ASEAN countries is evaluated and given final rank for period 2000-2005. Results indicate that Singapore is the most attractive for investment among ASEAN countries while ranking of some countries have changed during these years.

Keywords: Foreign direct investment; ASEAN; Ranking; TOPSIS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C82 D70 F00 G15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009-04
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