Foreign Direct Investment And Multinational Firms In Developing Countries

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Foreign Direct Investment And Multinational Firms In Developing Countries

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The aim of this course is to provide students with an up-to-date knowledge on a major dimension of international economics: foreign direct investment (FDI). The first part of the course defines FDI and multinational firms, and explains why firms become multinationals, and how the latter organise their production. The second part of the course analyses the FDI attractiveness of host countries and investigates the potential positive and negative impacts of FDI in the host country and in the home country.Since attracting FDI is considered a development priority by developing countries, as they wish to benefit from the growth opportunities that accompany these capital flows, this course emphasises the key issues of FDI in developing countries.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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