Environmental Determinants

Seyed H. Akhter, Robert F. Lusch

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This study attempts to explain theoretically and empirically the influence of developed and developing countries’ environments on foreign direct investment from the United States. It is postulated that foreign direct investment into these economies can be explained by examining interactions among three environmental constructs: Technological development, quality of life, and political instability. A structural equation model is developed to test the concurrent and longitudinal influence of the three environmental constructs on foreign direct investment into these economies from the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-360
Number of pages32
JournalInternational Trade Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • Business and International Management


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