Title

A Test of Foreign Direct Investment Influence On Task Environment Dimensions of United States Manufacturers

Date of Award

2006

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs

First Advisor

Shahdad Naghspour

Advisor Department

Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs

Abstract

Economic globalization needs to be researched empirically to support better strategic management decisions for business executives and policy makers. Foreign direct investment (FDI) is an excellent measurement for many aspects of economic globalization. Munificence and dynamism are well-researched industry task environment dimensions. This dissertation tests the influence of foreign direct investment (FDI) as a measure of economic globalization against changes in munificence and dynamism for manufacturers in the USA. The featured test is useful to economists and development planners because it begins to build empirical data for FDI as a predictive indicator of economic activity for manufacturers.