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FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: A CASE OF NIGERIA

Olokoyo, F. O. (2012) FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: A CASE OF NIGERIA. JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT RESEARCH, 4 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 0976 - 4739

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Abstract

This paper examined the effects of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on the development of Nigerian economy. Foreign Direct Investment is assumed to benefit a developing country like Nigeria, not only by supplementing domestic investment, but also in terms of employment creation, transfer of technology, increased domestic competition and other positive externalities. The paper tried to answer the question: what are the FDI determinants in Nigeria and how do they affect the Nigerian economy? The study employed the use of Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regression technique to test the time series data from 1970 – 2007. The Cochrane-Orcutt iterative method was also used to correct for autocorrelation. The model used hypothesizes that there is a functional relationship between the economy development of Nigeria using the real gross domestic product (RGDP) and Foreign Direct Investment. The regression analysis results evidently do not provide much support for the view of a robust link between FDI and economic growth in Nigeria as suggested by extant previous literatures. Though the result does not imply that FDI is unimportant, the model analysis reduces the confidence in the belief that FDI has exerted an independent growth effect in Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment, economic growth, exchange rate, gross domestic product, balance of trade, domestic investment.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2017 09:37
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2017 09:37
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8989

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