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This article by Professor Magnus Blomström, Stockholm School of Economics, forms part of an OECD publication titled International Investment Perspectives which was published in September 2002.
This book studies the development dimensions of foreign direct investment (FDI), including the impact of FDI on macroeconomic growth, the link with trade integration, the contribution of FDI to technology diffusion and human capital formation in the local economy, the benefits of FDI for sound competition, enterprise restructuring and corporate governance and the effect of FDI on the social and environmental performance of host
On 19 September 2002, OECD and the Government of Israel met to exchange letters signalling Israel's adherence to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises.
This report assesses the role that foreign direct investment has come to play in Israel's economy and the policy measures susceptible of enhancing this role in the future. It is based on information current as of June 2002.
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This report considers the challenges of conducting business responsibly in countries characterised by civil strife and extensive human rights violations. It focuses particularly on extractive industry companies and documents the search for solutions.
The OECD has published online a large quantity documents relating to the negotiations on a proposed Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) between 1995 and 1998.
Since 1991, Slovenia has managed one of the most successful transitions to nationhood and to a market economy in Central and Eastern Europe. Slovenian GDP per capita has already reached 70 per cent of the EU average.
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Public concerns about globalisation are growing. Many firms are responding to these concerns, often by issuing statements of ethics or values that cover various facets of corporate conduct.
Since regaining its independence in 1990, Lithuania has undergone a remarkable economic transformation. By the end of 2000, this process had been greatly stimulated by the inflow of some US$2.3 billion in foreign direct investment.
FDI has contributed to green-field investment, mergers and acquisitions, as well as the privatisation of state-owned-enterprises. Creating favourable conditions for FDI has been a core element of
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This paper explores the many ways OECD governments have shaped private corporate initiatives.