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

Jayaraman, Tiruvalangadu K. and Singh, Baljeet (2007) Impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on employment in Pacific Island countries (PICs): an empirical study of Fiji. Economia Internazionale, 60 (1). pp. 57-74. ISSN 0012-981X

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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 favorite 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 of additional employment opportunities in ancillary sectors, which are supportive to all production oriented activities in the economy. The gains from FDI includes not only creation of those in employment sectors, which attracted overseas investors, but also of additional employment opportunities in ancillary sectors to, which are all supportive to production oriented activities in the economy. This paper undertakes an econometric 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: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
Depositing User: Ms Mereoni Camailakeba
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2007 10:46
Last Modified: 28 May 2012 17:10
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/591
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