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Socially responsible foreign direct investment: A challenge to TNCs in emerging markets
Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development
  • Xiaowen Tian, Bond University
  • Moxi Song, Baptist University, Hong Kong
  • Ran Tian, University of Sydney
Date of this Version
1-1-2012
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Journal Article
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Tian, X., Song, M., & Tan, R. (2012). Socially responsible foreign direct investment: A challenge to TNCs in emerging markets. Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 6(2), 158 - 171

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Abstract

A widening gap between the rich and the poor is found in most, if not all, emerging market countries that have recently opened up to FDI and is threatening the sustainability of economic progress in these countries. The study finds strong evidence that FDI contributes to the widening gap between rich and poor regions through negative productivity spillovers in the largest emerging market of China, and provides some theoretical explanations. The study discusses implications of the findings for transnational corporations in making socially responsible investment and for emerging market countries in attracting foreign investors to poor regions.

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Xiaowen Tian, Moxi Song and Ran Tian. "Socially responsible foreign direct investment: A challenge to TNCs in emerging markets" Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development Vol. 6 Iss. 2 (2012) p. 158 - 171 ISSN: 1549-9324
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