Foreign Direct Investment in Spain and Hungary

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Juli 2008



The inflow of foreign direct investment to Spain and Hungary following economic liberalisation has been remarkable. This book analyses the FDI-driven modernisation of Hungary and Spain in the nineties. Similarities and differences in the motivations of foreign investors are analyzed and performance and efficiency indicators of foreign investment enterprises as well as their effects on the economy are discussed in detail. The book further analyzes change in the foreign trade structure and the extent to which FDI has induced this change. Revealed comparative advantage as well as horizontal and vertical intra-industry trade indices are calculated for both countries and then grouped according to the technology intensity of the manufacturing sector. The effect of FDI on foreign trade is found to be much stronger in the case of Hungary than in Spain, resulting in a strong shift towards high-tech trade. Recent trends in the current decade are also briefly discussed. This book may be useful for those who are interested in the effects of FDI on Hungary and Spain's integration into the EU.


Andrea Éltetö,Ph.D: Studied at Budapest University of Economic Sciences. Participated in several international projects on foreign direct investment. Senior research fellow at the Institute for World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
EAN: 9783639035858
ISBN: 3639035852
Untertitel: Main Patterns and Effects with a Special Regard to Foreign Trade. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VDM Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2008
Seitenanzahl: 120 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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