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Blomström, Magnus 1952-

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Works: 141 works in 814 publications in 3 languages and 10,361 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Magnus Blomström
 
Most widely held works by Magnus Blomström
Development theory in transition : the dependency debate and beyond : Third World responses by Magnus Blomström( Book )

28 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in English and Arabic and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does foreign direct investment promote development? by Theodore H Moran( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on development? The answer is important for the lives of millions-if not billions-of workers, families, and communities in the developing world. The answer is crucial for policymakers in developing and developed countries, and in multilateral agencies. This volume gathers together the cutting edge of new research on FDI and host country economic performance and presents the most sophisticated critiques of current and past inquiries. It probes the limits of what can be determined from available evidence and from innovative investigative techniques. In addition, the book presents new results, concludes with an analysis of the implications for contemporary policy debates, and proposes new avenues for future research
Japan's new economy : continuity and change in the twenty-first century( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan's economy stumbled in the 1990s. After four decades of rapid growth that transformed Japan into a wealthy country at the world's technological frontier, the last decade brought prolonged economic stagnation. The rapid run-up in asset prices in the late 1980s, followed by their collapse in the early 1990s, left a debt overhang that paralyzed the banking sector. Policy reforms were initially half-hearted, and businesses were slow to restructure as the global economy changed. The lagging economy has seemed impervious to aggressive fiscal stimulus measures and is still plagued by ongoing price deflation. Japan's struggle has called into question the ability of the country's economic institutions - originally designed to support factor accumulation and rapid development - to adapt to the new economic environment of the 21st century
Topics in empirical international economics : a festschrift in honor of Robert E. Lipsey by Magnus Blomström( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The next section features articles on international trade, including such significant issues as deterring child labour exploitation in developing countries, exchange rate regimes, and mapping US comparative advantage across various factors. The book concludes with research on multinational corporations and includes a discussion of the long-debated issue of whether growth of production abroad substitutes for or is complementary to production growth at home. The papers in the volume are dedicated to Robert E. Lipsey, who, for more than a half century at the NBER contributed significantly to the broad field of empirical international economics
Structural impediments to growth in Japan by Magnus Blomström( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Japan's decade-long economic stagnation continues, there has been much analysis of the immediate macroeconomic problems that confront the Japanese economy. This book looks past the short-run challenges to the future of Japan and highlights the intermediate and longer-term issues that country faces. In this, the first book-length academic treatment of this important issue, a team of notable contributors present nine papers, offering a comprehensive assessment of those economic difficulties and addressing a range of specific issues, from financial restructuring and the impact of the aging Japa
Transnational corporations and manufacturing exports from developing countries by Magnus Blomström( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign investment and spillovers by Magnus Blomström( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diverging paths : comparing a century of Scandinavian and Latin American economic development by Magnus Blomström( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and Spanish and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic crisis in Africa : perspectives on policy responses( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the pitiful images of famine victims generally come from the very poorest countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the entire region faces an intense economic crisis. This book looks at why this is so, and what can be done about it
Foreign direct investment : firm and host country strategies by Magnus Blomström( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book summarizes more than a decade of research aiming to understand this interplay." "The analyses of MNC behaviour and the effects of FDI presented in this book are of interest to students of international business, economics and development, as well as to policy-makers in countries hosting foreign MNCs."--Jacket
Regional integration and foreign direct investment by Magnus Blomström( Book )

33 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

April 1997 How regional investment agreements affect the flows of foreign direct investment depends on location, the competitiveness of local firms, the motives for investment, and how the agreement affects the policy environment. Blomström and Kokko discuss how regional investment agreements may affect the inward and outward flows of foreign direct investments in the integrating region. After describing the multidimensional character of the issue, they provide a conceptual framework for analysis as well as three case studies focused on different kinds of regional integration: * North-North integration (Canada joining the CUSFTA). * North-South integration (Mexico's accession to the NAFTA). * South-South integration (MERCOSUR). They conclude that the response to an integration agreement will, in each case, depend on the environmental change brought about by the regional investment agreements, the locational advantage of the country or region, the competitiveness of local firms in the integrating region, and the motives for foreign direct investment in and by the country or region in question. The creation of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA), for example, had relatively little influence on direct investment patterns in Canada, since much of the trade between Canada and the United States had been liberalized long before the CUSFTA was established. By contrast, the Mexican accession to the NAFTA brought about significant policy changes, which help to explain foreign multinationals' increasing interest in the country. Similarly, the establishment of the MERCOSUR Common Market is likely to significantly affect the region's policy environment, which suggests that it may have a notable (although varying) impact on foreign direct investment in the four member countries. This paper - a product of the International Trade Division, International Economics Department - is part of a larger effort in the department to study regionalism and development
Institutional change in Japan by Sumner J La Croix( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It addresses the origin, development, and recent adaptation of core institutions, including financial institutions, corporate governance, lifetime employment, the amakudari system and marriage and family
Technology transfer and spillovers : does local participation with multinationals matter? by Magnus Blomström( Book )

24 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the effects on technology transfer and spillovers deriving from ownership sharing of foreign multinational affiliates. More specifically, we try to answer two questions, using unpublished Indonesian micro data. Firstly, do establishments with minority and majority ownership differ in terms of productivity levels? Secondly, does the degree of spillover differ with the degree of ownership in the FDI? Our results show that foreign establishments have comparable high levels of labor productivity and that domestic establishments benefit from spillovers. However, the degree of foreign ownership does neither affect the level of labor productivity in foreign establishments, nor the degree of spillovers
Growth in a dual economy by Magnus Blomström( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growth and structural transformation of the manufacturing sector in developing countries are generally considered to be the result of the expansion of the "modem" (large-scale) sector relative to the "traditional" (small-scale) sector. Examining the sources of labor productivity growth in Mexican manufacturing, however, does not provide support for such a conclusion. Although we find that labor productivity levels vary almost in direct relation to establishment size, labor productivity growth shows no systematic variation by size class. In fact, small establishments have had the same rate of labor productivity growth as larger ones, partly because of the "excise-effect" (i.e. the exiting of low-productivity, small plants). Moreover, most of the variation in labor productivity across plant class sizes is found to be due to differences in capital intensity. The variation in TFP levels across size classes tends to be small. Thus, our results remove some justification of the policy measures that favor large firms in developing countries
Is fixed investment the key to economic growth? by Magnus Blomström( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines shares of fixed capital formation in GOP and rates of economic growth for more than 100 countries over successive 5-year periods between 1965 and 1985 to determine the direction of causality between them. Simple regressions and multiple regressions including several standard determinants of growth, as well as a simple causality test, provide more evidence that increases in growth precede rises in rates of capital formation than that increases in capital formation precede increases in growth. High rates of fixed capital formation accompany rapid growth in per capita income, but we find no evidence that fixed investment is the only or main source of ignition for economic growth
Home country effects of foreign direct investment : evidence from Sweden by Magnus Blomström( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines two broad issues related to foreign investment by Swedish multinationals: first the effects of outward foreign direct investment on domestic investment, exports, and employment, and second, the effects on the domestic economy from the increasing division of labor between the parents and foreign affiliates of Swedish MNCs. The paper summarizes and synthesizes the existing empirical evidence on these matters (much of which has hitherto only been available in Swedish) and discusses some possible long run effects that have not received much attention in the literature
How foreign investment affects host countries by Magnus Blomström( )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

March 1997 Foreign direct investment may promote economic development by helping to improve productivity growth and exports in the multinationals' host countries. But the exact nature of the relationship between foreign multinational corporations and their host economies seems to vary between industries and countries. Foreign direct investment may promote economic development by helping to improve productivity growth and exports in the multinationals' host countries, conclude Blomström and Kokko, after reviewing the empirical evidence. But the exact relationship between foreign multinational corporations and their host economies seems to vary between industries and countries. Multinational corporations mainly enter industries where barriers to entry and concentration are relatively high, and at first they increase the number of firms in the host country market. In the long run, they may contribute to a more concentrated market, although efficiency may improve, especially if protection does not guarantee an easy life for the multinational affiliate. However, most available evidence has to do with multinationals' entry into host countries' industries rather than with their presence - the dynamic aspects of multinationals' relationship to their competition in host country markets. Most evidence on multinationals' effects has to do with effects in industrial countries, and it is impossible to disregard the risk that the multinationals' entry into developing countries may replace local production and force local firms out of business, rather than force them to become more efficient. This paper - a product of the International Trade Division, International Economics Department - is part of a larger effort in the department to study regionalism and development
Foreign direct investment and employment : home country experience in the United States and Sweden by Magnus Blomström( Book )

16 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We compare the relation between foreign affiliate production and parent employment in U.S. manufacturing multinationals with that in Swedish firms. U.S. multinationals appear to have allocated some of their more labor intensive operations selling in world markets to affiliates in developing countries, reducing the labor intensity in their home production. Swedish multinationals produce relatively little in developing countries and most of that has been for sale within host countries with import-substituting trade regimes. The great majority of Swedish affiliate production is in high-income countries, the U.S. and Europe, and is associated with more employment, particularly blue-collar employment, in the parent companies. The small Swedish-owned production that does take place in developing countries is also associated with more white-collar employment at home. The effects on white-collar employment within the Swedish firms have grown smaller and weaker over time
The economics of foreign direct investment incentives by Magnus Blomström( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper suggests that the use of investment incentives focusing exclusively on foreign firms, although motivated in some cases from a theoretical point of view, is generally not an efficient way to raise national welfare. The main reason is that the strongest theoretical motive for financial subsidies to inward FDI spillovers of foreign technology and skills to local industry is not an automatic consequence of foreign investment. The potential spillover benefits are realized only if local firms have the ability and motivation to invest in absorbing foreign technologies and skills. To motivate subsidization of foreign investment, it is therefore necessary, at the same time, to support learning and investment in local firms as well
Outward FDI and parent exports and employment : Japan, the United States, and Sweden by Robert E Lipsey( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within Japanese multinational firms, parent exports from Japan to a foreign region are positively related to production in that region by affiliates of that parent, given the parent's home production in Japan and the region's size and income level. This relationship is similar to that found for Swedish and U.S. multinationals in parallel studies. A Japanese parent's worldwide exports tend to be larger, relative to its output, the larger the firm's overseas production. In this respect also, Japanese firms resembled U.S. multinationals. A Japanese parent's employment, given the level of its production, tends to be higher, the greater the production abroad by the firm's foreign affiliates. Japanese firms' behavior in this respect is similar to that of Swedish firms, but contrasts with that of U.S. firms. U.S. firms appear to reduce employment at home, relative to production, by allocating labor-intensive parts of their production to affiliates in developing countries. Swedish firms seem to allocate the more capital-intensive parts of their production to their foreign affiliates, mostly in high-wage countries. We conclude that in Japanese firms and ancillary employment at home to service foreign operations outweighs any allocation of labor-intensive production to developing countries
 
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Alternative Names
Blomsrtöm, Magnus 1952-

Blomstroem, Magnus

Blomström, M. 1952-

Blomström, Magnus

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Japan's new economy : continuity and change in the twenty-first centuryTopics in empirical international economics : a festschrift in honor of Robert E. LipseyStructural impediments to growth in JapanEconomic crisis in Africa : perspectives on policy responsesForeign direct investment : firm and host country strategiesInstitutional change in Japan