Risk, Financial Stability and FDI

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All Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) involves risk. Supplementing the IB literature, we assess the effects of financial system risk on FDI trends. Specifically, we propose a new theoretical paradigm combining institutional risk aversion and institutional affinity, suggesting MNE-generated FDI will be sensitive to sovereign and bank-related risks. Employing a large panel of bilateral FDI holdings from 112 origin countries in the Eurozone, results show that financial stability in origin and host countries, matters for FDI. Policymakers in countries seeking to attract FDI should be attentive to both domestic conditions and the financing environment that MNEs encounter in their home countries.
VerlagEssex Business School, University of Essex
Anzahl der Seiten61
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 01.11.2018
Extern publiziertJa