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Trade liberalization and foreign direct investment in Malaysia

Nordin, Sabariah and Yusoff, Mohammed and Mat Ghani, Gairuzazmi (2015) Trade liberalization and foreign direct investment in Malaysia. In: 2nd International Conference on Commerce, Financial Markets & Corporate (ICCFMCG-2015), 19th-20th Dec. 2015, Penang.

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A decision to establish foreign direct investment (FDI) involves a lot of critical thinking, especially in deciding a place to locate the investment. Evaluation and consideration comprise of costs and benefits of launching the FDI. This study focuses on time series data for the sample period of 1970 to 2009. The main objective of this study is to identify the major determinant of the inward flows of FDI for Malaysia by employing the bounds testing (ARDL) approach to cointegration. Of all the variables being tested, trade openness is found to be the most influential variable in attracting the inflows of FDI as it shows consistent results in the short run as well as in the long run in all models being tested. Since the trade openness which represents the liberalization of the Malaysian economy could induce the inflows of FDI, some policy actions can be taken up to enhance the trade openness.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 4178/46819
Uncontrolled Keywords: trade openness, foreign direct investment, bounds test, cointegration, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF3000 By region or country
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Professor Mohammed Yusoff
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2016 11:37
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2016 00:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46819

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