Background Note | HBS Case Collection | October 2002 (Revised March 2009)

Foreign Direct Investment

by Laura Alfaro and Esteban Clavell


Briefly reviews motivations and trends behind foreign direct investment and multinational corporations as well as the policy debate that surrounds them.

Keywords: International Finance; Foreign Direct Investment; Multinational Firms and Management; Policy; Business and Government Relations;


Alfaro, Laura, and Esteban Clavell. "Foreign Direct Investment." Harvard Business School Background Note 703-018, October 2002. (Revised March 2009.)