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Economic Liberalization, Political Governance and Foreign Direct lnflow(FDI)

Oni, Samuel O. and Joshua, Segun (2013) Economic Liberalization, Political Governance and Foreign Direct lnflow(FDI). The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria, 10 (21). pp. 16-20. ISSN 118 -5236

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The increasing intense and fierce competition for FDI among nations resulting from the recent global economic downturn has insinuated governance reforms by many countries, especially the developing economies so as to improve their investment environment and hence FDI infiow. While empirical investigations exist on the importance of economic governance on FDI infiow, mixed empirical results and contradictory views continue to trail the relationship between political governance and FDI. With a critical examination of the indicators of political governance, this paper reveals that the more favourable the political governance of a country is, the more likely such country is able to attract investments and hence FDI. Public institutional reform, such that will guarantee effectiveness, efficiency and transparency is therefore advocated

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Political Governance, institutions, Foreign Direct Investment, Economic growth
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2014 14:03
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2014 14:03

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