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dc.contributorFaculty of Businessen_US
dc.contributor.advisorXu, Xinpeng (AF)-
dc.creatorDu, Zihua-
dc.publisherHong Kong Polytechnic University-
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_US
dc.titleThe effects of a country's soft power on FDI flowsen_US
dcterms.abstractIn 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.en_US
dcterms.extentiv, 81 pages : color illustrationsen_US
dcterms.isPartOfPolyU Electronic Thesesen_US
dcterms.educationalLevelAll Doctorateen_US
dcterms.LCSHHong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertationsen_US
dcterms.LCSHInvestments, Foreignen_US
dcterms.LCSHInternational relationsen_US
dcterms.accessRightsrestricted accessen_US

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