Case | HBS Case Collection | March 1997 (Revised November 1997)

Incidents in Foreign Direct Investment

by Louis T. Wells Jr. and Courtenay Sprague


Presents seven examples (i.e., incidents) of conflict concerning foreign direct investment. The incidents lay the framework for discussion of issues such as the jurisdiction of the WTO and the U.S. position, the Helms-Burton Act of 1996 and its political implications, and campaign contributions from foreign corporations backing U.S. Democrats--and the controversy therein.

Keywords: Trade; International Finance; Foreign Direct Investment; Laws and Statutes; United States;


Wells, Louis T., Jr., and Courtenay Sprague. "Incidents in Foreign Direct Investment." Harvard Business School Case 797-111, March 1997. (Revised November 1997.)