Author: Du, Zihua
Title: The effects of a country's soft power on FDI flows
Advisors: Xu, Xinpeng (AF)
Degree: D.B.A.
Year: 2017
Subject: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Investments, Foreign
International relations
Department: Faculty of Business
Pages: iv, 81 pages : color illustrations
Language: English
Abstract: In this study, I investigate the association between a nation's soft power and foreign direct investment flows into the country. Drawing on PIPA/Globescan data to construct country-pair-year specific measures of soft power, I test the relationship on a sample which captures investment flows between 36 countries over a 7-year period. I find a strong positive link between a country's soft power and the magnitude of the incoming foreign investment flows and my results are robust to a battery of sensitivity analyses. Overall, my findings are consistent with the interpretation that soft power helps a country attract investment flows from abroad.
Rights: All rights reserved
Access: restricted access

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