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Foreign direct investment (FDI)

EENI- School of International Business

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

The subject “Foreign Direct Investment” consists of three parts:

1- Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

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

2- Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and foreign direct investment

  1. Introduction to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and foreign direct investment (FDI)
  2. Index of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  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 the expropriation risks
  3. Corporate governance
  4. Investing in the Developing countries
  5. Case Study: Reconstruction of industry in the former Soviet Republics

The objectives of the subject “Foreign Direct Investment” are the following:

  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 establish a company abroad
  4. To know how to analyse the foreign direct investment flows

On finishing this subject, the student will know:

  1. The different strategies to follow to set up a company in an international market beyond merely the sale of products
  2. The legal formulas that adapt better to investments, and we will analyse the decisions are taken by a gift products company that established its commercial branch in the United States
  3. The troubles are arising from establishing investments in the developing countries
Subject “Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)” is studied...
  1. Professional Master's Program in International Business
  2. Course: Internationalisation and Investments
  3. Diploma in Global Marketing (e-learning)

Languages of study English or French Investissement direct à l’étranger Spanish Inversión extranjera directa

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

Area of Knowledge: Internationalisation.

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

Description of the Subject: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

The Foreign direct investment (FDI) 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.

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 the voting power)”.

The Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) analyses the global statistics on the foreign direct investment (FDI). The OECD 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 the international Trade-Related Investment measures (local content requisites).

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

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

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

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