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Portugal as an entry point on the European market

Groot, W.W. de (2012) Portugal as an entry point on the European market. Master thesis.


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Foreign direct investment is an important component of the economic development of countries. There are different determinants and factors which influence the decision of companies to take part in FDI activities. For Portugal a multiple regression analysis is performed to analyze the determinants and factors important for the inward FDI stock, with special attention to the factor culture and language. The regression analysis resulted in predicting 82,3 percent of the variability with the following factors having a positive relation with the Portuguese inward FDI stock: the degree of openness, currency exchange rate, Portuguese language, population size and the total GDP. The positive relation for the factor culture and language found in the data suggests that this factor for Portugal as recipient of FDI is limited to Brazilian companies investing in Portugal.

Item Type: Thesis (Master)
Degree programme: Economic Geography
Supervisor: Steen, P.J.M. van
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2020 05:45
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2020 05:45

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