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Impact of foreign direct investment on employment in Pacific Island countries: an empirical study of Fiji

Singh, Baljeet and Jayaraman, Tiruvalangadu K. (2006) Impact of foreign direct investment on employment in Pacific Island countries: an empirical study of Fiji. School of Economics, the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

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Abstract

Among the 14 Pacific island countries, (PICs) Fiji, with its relatively better endowments in land and human resources as well as physical infrastructure, has been one of the ten favourite destinations of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Asia-Pacific. The gains from FDI include not only creation of employment in those sectors, which attracted overseas investors, but also additional employment opportunities in ancillary sectors, which are supportive to all production oriented activities in the economy. This paper undertakes an economentric study of the impact of FDI in Fiji during a 30-year period. The study results confirm that FDI contributed to employment creation and economic growth.

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: Working Paper 2006/32. This paper was also presented at the Regional Conference on Institutions, Globalisation and their Impacts on Labour Markets in Pacific Island Countries, at the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji, in 17-19 October 2006.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2006 11:14
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2012 17:33
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/3884
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