Strathprints logo
Strathprints Home | Open Access | Browse | Search | User area | Copyright | Help | Library Home | SUPrimo

Global and diplomatic political risks and foreign direct investment

Desbordes, R. (2010) Global and diplomatic political risks and foreign direct investment. Economics and Politics, 22 (1). pp. 92-125. ISSN 0954-1985

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)


This paper investigates whether multinational enterprises (MNEs) take into account both global and diplomatic political risks when investing abroad. Whereas global political risk is common to all foreign investors, diplomatic political risk is dyad-specific as it is related to the overall diplomatic climate between the home and host countries. The main result of this study is that both global and diplomatic political risks matter for U.S. MNEs investing in developing countries. Their required return on investment rises when the political risk faced by all foreign investors worsens or when diplomatic tensions arise between the United States and their host countries, presumably because in both cases uncertainty about future returns increases.

Item type: Article
ID code: 15313
Keywords: multinational enterprise, political risk, foreign investment, diplomacy, Economic Theory, Economics and Econometrics
Subjects: Social Sciences > Economic Theory
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Economics
Depositing user: Mrs Kirsty Fontanella
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2010 13:28
Last modified: 16 Oct 2015 02:04

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item