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Regional distribution of foreign direct investment inflows in the manufacturing sector in Malaysia


Abdul Karim, Noor Al-Huda and Euan, Fleming and E. Doran, Howard (2005) Regional distribution of foreign direct investment inflows in the manufacturing sector in Malaysia. In: Singapore Economic Review Conference (SERC), 4-6 August 2005, Singapore. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the regional distribution of foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into the manufacturing sector across 13 states and one federal territory using data for the years 1990, 1995 and 2000. The empirical results indicate that expanding market demand for output, higher labor productivity, more socioeconomic development and increasing the area of industrial estates in the host state are significant determinants of FDI inflows in the sector. Of the four explanatory variables, FDI inflows are most sensitive to labor productivity. They are highly insensitive to the level of social and economic development of a state.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Regional development, foreign direct investment, manufacturing sector
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Juwita Johari
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2010 08:16
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2010 08:16
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/228

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