Friday, 11 February 2011

Just published: Three ebooks from Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment

MNEs from Emerging Markets: New Players in the World FDI Market, edited by Karl P. Sauvant, Vishwas P. Govitrikar and Ken Davies (January 2011) 
The rise of FDI from emerging markets has become a focus of attention since the turn of the century. Over the past few years, firms from these markets have become major investors abroad, complementing their home countries‘ traditional role as recipients of FDI. To help understand this remarkable phenomenon, a unique collaborative effort that brings together researchers on FDI from leading institutions in emerging markets has so far produced annual reports on over 200 MNEs in 11 countries. The reports give a basic statistical picture of the activities of the leading outward investors from emerging markets, including how important foreign activities are in each firm‘s total activity and the global spread of each enterprise. The reports also contain brief analyses of the trend of outward investment by these enterprises, including their responses to the financial and economic crisis of 2008-2009.
The ebook volume is available for download here.

Inward and Outward FDI Country Profiles, edited by Karl P. Sauvant, Thomas Jost, Ken Davies, and Ana-Maria Poveda Garces (January 2011) 
This compilation contains a series of standardized country profiles of inward and outward foreign direct investment (FDI), peer-reviewed by a global network of experts.  The publication is intended to contribute to the analysis of trends in foreign direct investment and policy issues related to them. The reports, which cover inward and outward FDI for 22 countries (13 developed economies and 9 emerging markets), include statistics on FDI stocks and flows, output and employment of foreign affiliates, and sectoral and geographical FDI distributions. The reports also list principal foreign affiliates (for inward FDI) or principal multinational enterprises (for outward FDI), together with lists of recent major M&As and greenfield investments. The standardized template used to produce the reports is also included. This volume is designed to become a reference tool for anyone interested in foreign direct investment.
The ebook volume is available for download here.
FDI Perspectives: Issues in International Investment, edited by Karl P. Sauvant, Lisa Sachs, Ken Davies, Ruben Zandvliet (January 2011) 
The 30 chapters in this volume, written by diverse experts on international investment, cover a wide range of issues in this field. Their purpose is to inform readers in a concise manner about some of the important issues and trends in the contemporary debate on FDI and to promote a wide-ranging discussion about the policy implications of major trends and events. 
The ebook volume is available for download here.

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