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Investment Behaviour of Financially Constrained Multinational

Diemo Dietrich

Macroeconomics from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: The paper investigates the investment decision of a financially constrained multinational corporation (MNC) planning investment projects both at home and in a developing country. The collateral values of the projects diverge because of country specific transactions costs so that the willingness of banks to grant a loan depends not only on the MNC's financial wealth but also on the share of FDI in total investment. It is shown that i) variations in the MNC's financial standing affects FDI stronger than domestic investment, ii) FDI is likely to decrease following a macroeconomic shock to the MNC parent, and iii) domestic investment is likely to increase following a macroeconomic shock to the MNC affiliate.

Keywords: multinational corporation; foreign direct investment; international business cycle (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003-09-05
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Journal Article: Financing FDI into Developing Economies and the International Transmission of Business Cycle Fluctuations (2004) Downloads
Working Paper: Investment Behaviour of Financially Constrained Multinational Corporations: Consequences for the International Transmission of Business Cycle Fluctuations (2002) Downloads
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