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Blomström, Magnus 1952-

Works: 100 works in 290 publications in 1 language and 8,233 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HC462.95, 330.952
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Most widely held works about Magnus Blomström
Most widely held works by Magnus Blomström
Topics in empirical international economics a festschrift in honor of Robert E. Lipsey by Magnus Blomstrom( )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,449 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 Blomstrom( )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,405 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 Jap
Does foreign direct investment promote development? by Theodore H Moran( )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume gathers the cutting edge of new research on foreign direct investment and host country economic performance, and presents the most sophisticated critiques of current and past inquiries. It presents new results, concludes with an analysis of the implications for contemporary policy debates, and proposed new avenues for future research
Development theory in transition : the dependency debate and beyond : Third World responses by Magnus Blomström( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japan's new economy : continuity and change in the twenty-first century ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 402 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
Institutional change in Japan by Magnus Blomström( )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 376 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
Economic crisis in Africa : perspectives on policy responses ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 285 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 investment and spillovers by Magnus Blomström( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The spillover effect of multinational companies has, historically, been subject to much debate. The assumption that the host country can be expected to enjoy spillovers - improvements in the balance of payments, in the influx of foreign currency and in other sectors of the economy not directly affected by the multinational - has not necessarily been corroborated in practice. First published in 1989, this book addresses this debate, and the very different conclusions that can be drawn about spillovers. Reporting on significant research on Latin America and drawing comparisons with findings e
Foreign direct investment : firm and host country strategies by Magnus Blomström( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 216 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
Diverging paths : comparing a century of Scandinavian and Latin American economic development by Magnus BlomstrÖm( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transnational corporations and manufacturing exports from developing countries by Magnus Blomström( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Regional integration and foreign direct investment by Magnus Blomström( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: This paper deals with the investment effects of regional integration agreements and discusses how such arrangements may affect inward and outward foreign direct investment flows in the integrating region. After setting up a conceptual framework for the analysis, we provide three studies focusing on different kinds of regional integration: North-North integration (Canada joining CUSFTA), North-South integration (Mexico's accession to NAFTA), and South-South integration (MERCOSUR). The main conclusion of the study is that the responses to an integration agreement largely depend on the environmental change brought about by the agreement and the locational advantages of the participating countries and industries. Moreover, the findings suggest that the most positive impact on FDI has occurred when regional integration agreements have coincided with domestic liberalization and macroeconomic stabilization in the member countries
Technology transfer and spillovers : does local participation with multinationals matter? by Magnus Blomström( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: 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 )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: 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
The economics of foreign direct investment incentives by Magnus Blomström( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: 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
Home country effects of foreign direct investment : evidence from Sweden by Magnus Blomström( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 77 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
Is fixed investment the key to economic growth? by Magnus Blomström( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 76 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
Internationalized production in world output by Robert E Lipsey( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Internationalized production, that is, production by multinational firms outside their home countries has increased over the last two decades, but it was still, in 1990, only about 7 percent of world output. The share was higher, at 15 percent in 'industry, ' including manufacturing, trade, construction, and public utilities, but it was negligible in 'services, ' which are about 60 percent of world output. Given all the attention that 'globalization' has received from scholars, international organizations, and the press, these numbers are a reminder of how large a proportion of economic activity is confined to single geographical locations and home country ownership. Internationalization of production is clearly growing in importance, but the vast majority of production is still carried out by national producers within their own borders
Globalization of firms and the competitiveness of nations by John H Dunning( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
FDI in the restructuring of the Japanese economy by Magnus Blomström( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: This paper examines how inward and outward foreign direct investment (FDI) have influenced the restructuring of the Japanese economy and can be expected to continue to do so in the future. We find that outward investment has helped Japanese firms to sustain foreign market shares and contributed to the restructuring of the Japanese economy away from older industries. By shifting from exporting to affiliate production, there has been a geographical reallocation of the activities of Japanese firms, particularly those of multinational manufacturing firms. However, Japanese outward FDI is still not very large relative to the Japanese economy, despite the rapid growth since the mid-1980s, and there is still scope for significant increase when compared with the levels of most other OECD countries. Inward FDI will presumably have an even stronger impact on the restructuring of the Japanese economy. Although the stock of inward foreign direct investment is still very small, there are important changes under way. Deregulation has opened up much of the industrial and service sectors to foreign multinationals
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