International Journal of Business and Economic Development
ISSN 2051-848X (Print) ISSN 2051-8498 (Online)
Volume 5 Number 1 March 2017

The Effect of Corporate Strategy and Organizational Design on the Spillover Effects of FDI

William L. Casey, Jr.

Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA.


Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Multinational Enterprises (MNEs), Least Developed Countries (LDCs),ethnocentricism, polycentricism, geocentricism


An important debate in the economics literature focuses on the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) in supporting the growth and development of the lesser developed countries (LDCs) globally. The ability of LDCs to capture the positive spillovers of FDI inflows depends in part on the organizational structures and corporate strategies of investing multinational enterprises (MNEs) relating to the establishment of operating subsidiaries in host countries. Investment promotion policies and practices in LDCs should be formulated with the objective of capturing the positive spillovers arising from the organizational characteristics of MNEs.

Full Text : PDF

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 unported (CC BY 3.0)

  • Follows us