Foreign direct investment (FDI)

EENI- School of International Business

Subject (Course): Foreign Direct Investment. Investments abroad. Syllabus:

This subject consists of three parts:

1- Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

  1. Introduction to Foreign direct investment (FDI).
  2. Global Investment Outlook.
  3. The World Trade Organisation and foreign direct investment (FDI).
  4. Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIM).
  5. The OECD and the foreign direct investment (FDI).
  6. The European Union policy on Foreign direct investment (FDI).
  7. The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency's (MIGA).
  8. Index of economic freedom (Heritage).
  9. FDI and developing countries.

2- Conference on Trade and Development and foreign direct investment

  1. Introduction to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and foreign direct investment (FDI).
  2. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Index.
  3. Inward and outward index. Methodology.
  4. World Investment Report.

3- Investments abroad

  1. Establishing companies abroad: sales delegations, affiliated companies, branches, and joint ventures.
  2. Optimising expropriation risks.
  3. Corporate governance.
  4. Developing countries.
  5. Case: Reconstruction of industry in ex-Soviet Republics.

Objectives of the subject “Foreign Direct Investment”:

  1. To offer a global vision of the Foreign direct investment (FDI).
  2. To understand the role of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
  3. To learn the different strategies to follow to establish a company abroad.
  4. To analyse foreign direct investment flows in emerging markets
Subject “Foreign Direct Investment” is studied…
  1. Professional Master's Program in International Business (MIB)
  2. Course: Internationalisation and Investments
  3. Diploma in global marketing (e-learning)

Languages of study: En or Fr IED En IED

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)”: 3 ECTS/1.5 AC Credits
  2. Duration: three weeks

Area of Knowledge: Internationalisation.

Sample of the subject - Foreign Direct Investment (FDI):
Investing abroad FDI

Subject Description (Foreign Direct Investment).

Foreign direct investment exposes the goal of obtaining a long-term interest by a company in a foreign company of another country. The Foreign Direct Investor has participation in the management of the business.

Foreign Direct investment refers to the initial transaction for the mergers and acquisitions and shares capital increases.

The OECD (Economic Cooperation and Development) recommends that a foreign direct investment company can be defined as “an incorporated (or unincorporated) company in which a foreign direct investor owns 10% or more of the shares (or voting power)”.

Foreign Direct Investment

The Economic Cooperation and Development analyses global statistics on foreign direct investment (FDI). The OECD (Economic Cooperation and Development) Guidelines for Multinational companies are suggestions addressed by governments to multinational corporations.

The Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures (“TRIM Agreement”), one of the Multilateral agreements on trade in products, forbids international Trade-Related Foreign direct investment measures (local content requisites).

The mission of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) (World Bank Group) is to promote Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in developing countries to help support economic growth, reduce poverty and improve lives of people.

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Mexico:
FDI Nuevo Leon Monterrey

Brazil Trade FDI


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