This book explains the dynamics behind Southeast Asia's foreign investment activity, and looks at the region's options for reviving its reputation as an attractive host for foreign investors. Each chapter focuses on a key element; together, they portray southeast Asia's foreign investment profile and prospects. By bringing these key interlocking elements together under a single cover, the book aims to provide a more profound understanding of the challenges southeast Asian countries face in their on-going attempts both to attract new foreign investment inflows and to continue hosting substantial existing foreign-invested assets.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Foreign Direct Investment in Southeast Asia 2. The Challenges of the New Economy for Multinational Firms: Lessons for Southeast Asia 3. The Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment in Southeast Asia: Economic Security Perspectives 4. An Examination of the Impact of AFTA on Southeast Asian Foreign Direct Investment 5. The Future of Intra-Regional Foreign Direct Investment Patterns in Southeast Asia 6. Foreign Direct Investment and the Rise of Cross-Border Production Networks in Southeast Asia 7. The Impact of China's WTO Accession on Southeast Asian Foreign Direct Investment: Trends and Prospects 8. The Future of Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisition Activity in Southeast Asia 9. The Prospects for Foreign Direct Investment in the Transitional Economies of Southeast Asia 10. The Future of Foreign Portfolio Investment in Southeast Asia 11. ASEAN Investment Cooperation: Retrospect, Developments and Prospects 12. Foreign Investment and Southeast Asian Economic Development: Issues and Challenges
Nick J. Freeman is an economic consultant based in Vietnam, and an Associate Senior Fellow of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore. He is also Honorary Visiting Fellow at the Bradford University School of Management Frank L. Bartels is a Senior Industrial Development Officer United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vienna, Austria.