Foreign direct investment in economic transition: the changing pattern of investments

Hans Peter Lankes, A. J. Venables

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Foreign direct investment into transition economies is reviewed in detail, both from aggregate data and from a survey of senior managers in 117 western manufacturing companies. It is found that host country transition progress, political stability and perceived risk influence FDI inflows as well as the predominant type of investment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-347
Number of pages17
JournalEconomics of Transition
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Foreign direct investment
  • Survey data
  • Transition economies

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