Enhanced Transition Through Outward Internationalization: Outward FDI by Slovenian Firms

1st Edition

Andreja Jaklic, Marjan Svetlicic

Published October 30, 2017
Reference - 370 Pages
ISBN 9781138727205 - CAT# Y326213
Series: Routledge Revivals


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This title was first published in 2003. Among the major challenges transition economies are facing is how to cope with globalization. Foreign direct investment (FDI) has proved the most dynamic (defensive and offensive) response, as an integration and network tool, yet outward FDI has so far been overlooked in research. The vitality of outward FDI as an entry mode to the global economy is discussed in this authoritative volume from various angles, beginning with the context of the development strategy and the transition process. The experiences of the Slovene way of internationalization are compared with those of other transition economies. Readers will learn about the size, geographical distribution, trends and sectoral allocation of such outward FDI (OFDI) as well as the major motives, barriers and problems. The book also responds to questions about the extent to which outward FDI is instrumental in development/transition, EU accession and competitiveness strengthening. Based on extensive empirical research and focused case studies, the volume provides valuable lessons for other EU candidate countries and transition economies, while managerial experiences in entering Central and Eastern European markets offer universal internationalization lessons.

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