US foreign direct investment in East Asia

Strategy and policy issues

Mahani Zainal Abidin, Abdul Aziz Nor Izzatina

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Abstract

East Asian trade and investment policies have attracted US investment into the region, but these policies should be fine-tuned for the region to compete effectively for US investment inflow and increase their global share of US foreign direct investment. The changes should consider the needs of the US investors and East Asia's own economic development. Bilateral free trade agreements with the US are the likely channel for these changes, but the question is whether East Asia is ready for a comprehensive and deep liberalization. East Asia should work toward a regional investment policy framework to facilitate and expand the regional production network developed by the US foreign direct investment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-266
Number of pages19
JournalAsian Economic Policy Review
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Foreign direct investment
  • International economic integration
  • Multinational company
  • Trade liberalization
  • Vertical integration

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  • Political Science and International Relations

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US foreign direct investment in East Asia : Strategy and policy issues. / Zainal Abidin, Mahani; Nor Izzatina, Abdul Aziz.

In: Asian Economic Policy Review, Vol. 4, No. 2, 12.2009, p. 248-266.

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