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.
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.