Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Growth Effects of FDI: Is Greenfield Greener?

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Perspectives on Global Development and Technology
For more content, please see Journal of Developing Societies.

Based on conventional wisdom, Greenfield foreign investment is more beneficial to host countries as compared to the FDI that comes through the merger and acquisition route. However, the current economic thinking has been dominated by the argument that such a distinction is meaningless, though there has not been any concrete evidence to the contrary. Given this context, this study tries to assess the impact of both types of FDI on the growth rates of host countries. The study looks into the theoretical possibilities, conducts an econometric analysis, and as a result, finds that not only is the merger and acquisition-related FDI less beneficial, compared to Greenfield investment, it may also have an adverse impact on growth.

Affiliations: 1: Centre for Global Agreements, Legislation and Trade, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India;, Email:


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Perspectives on Global Development and Technology — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation