Global Foreign Direct Investment Trends and Challenges: Institutions, Innovation, and Economic Impacts

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Economic Geography Specialty Group, Business Geography Specialty Group, China Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/6/2020
Start / End Time: 4:40 PM / 5:55 PM
Room: Plaza Court 8, Sheraton, Concourse Level
Organizers: Hao Huang
Chairs: Hao Huang

Call for Submissions

The global economy has changed dramatically during the last decades. Foreign direct investment (FDI) has been played an important role in regional economic developments in both developed and developing countries, as a source of finance, technology and innovation, management, labor skills, and competition. However, abilities to both attract and benefit from FDI vary a great deal depending on the host region since socioeconomic, institutional, and cultural factors both enable and constrain host regions in their efforts to attract and appropriate benefits from FDI. Foreign direct investment can advance economic growth through financial utilization and technological innovation, but the harmful distributional influence of FDI on the inequality of the economy has been criticized by divergence schools. Given this overview, this session will examine the contemporary trends in FDI and challenges facing the development prospects in both developed and developing countries. Thus, I invite papers from the following overarching themes:
• Foreign direct investment, state, and regional economic growth
• FDI, institutions, and innovation
• FDI location and determinants
• Globalization of innovation
• Global networks of FDI
• FDI, immigration, and social capital

To present a paper in this session please email your presenter identification number (PIN), paper title, and abstract to by February 21, 2020.



Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Weidong Liu*, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Theorizing the Construction of the Belt and Road Initiative 15 4:40 PM
Presenter Yutian Liang*, Sun Yat-set University, Zhengke Zhou, Sun Yat-sen University, Keyang Zhou, Sun Yat-sen University, Jiaqi Zeng, Sun Yat-sen University, Chinese Oversea Investment in Southeast Asia from the Perspective of Relationship 15 4:55 PM
Presenter Jill Martin*, University of South Carolina, The Struggle for the Shan State 15 5:10 PM
Presenter Yanpeng Jiang*, East China Normal University, Whose city? Shanghai between a global and worlding city 15 5:25 PM
Presenter Robert Bridi*, , Working on the Move: Labor Migration to the Arabian Gulf 15 5:40 PM

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