Foreign direct investment in the United States: An analysis by Country of origin

Robert Grosse, Len J. Trevino

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Given the large size and rapid growth of foreign direct investment in the United States, this subject is a central concern of U.S. firms and U.S. government policymakers. This study explores the factors that contribute to the explanation of FDI in the United States by country of origin of investment. Evidence from the past twelve years shows that the main significant positive influences are home country’s exports to the United States and home country market size. Significant negative influences include the home country’s imports from the United States, the cultural and geographic distances of the home country from the United States, and the exchange rate (fx/$).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-155
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of International Business Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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