Demand Side Factors Affecting the Inflow of Foreign Direct Investment to African Countries: Does Capital Market Matter?

  • Hailu Z
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This paper aims at providing empirical analysis of the demand side determinants of the inflow of Foreign Direct Investment to African nations, with particular emphasis on stock market availability. Due to data heterogeneity, non-continuity and because the Hausman test favors it, cross section fixed effect Least Square Dummy Variable (LSDV) estimation technique is used. Natural resource, labor quality, trade openness, market accession and infrastructure condition are found to have positive and significant effect. Availability of stock market has the expected positive but insignificant effect. In search of possible explanation governments' expenditure and private domestic investment are added to the regression equation and are found to have positive effect, ruling out the possibility of crowding out effect. Stock markets in Africa are not structured in such a way that they can contribute to attract FDI and hence policy makers should restructure capital markets to get the most out of them. The bottom line is, policy makers of those countries have a lot of demand side instruments under their discretion to attract FDI inflow. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of International Journal of Business & Management is the property of Canadian Center of Science & Education and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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Hailu, Z. A. (2010). Demand Side Factors Affecting the Inflow of Foreign Direct Investment to African Countries: Does Capital Market Matter? International Journal of Business and Management, 5(5). https://doi.org/10.5539/ijbm.v5n5p104

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