The impact of foreign direct investment on post-war South African economic development

 

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dc.contributor.author Cooper, John Howard en_ZA
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dc.date.issued 1992 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Cooper, J. 1992. The impact of foreign direct investment on post-war South African economic development. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14724
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 305-324. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The thesis examines the theory of the determinants and welfare impact of foreign direct investment on host countries, concluding that resource transfer effects are not necessarily beneficial in certain circumstances. The distribution and penetration of foreign direct investment in the South African economy is analysed in the context of the debate about dependency and the role of technology in economic development. It is concluded that given the small amounts of fixed capital actually transferred to South Africa and the negative basic transfer which has occurred since the war, the role of technology in the economic development of South Africa has been crucial. It is argued that despite the relatively low level of foreign direct investment penetration in south Africa, efforts to reduce this penetration are hampered by continuing high dependence on foreign technology, which reflects the ~ay in which the international technology market works. The conclusion is that this dependence can only be reduced by assimilating and copying foreign technology, which should, if necessary, be purchased separately from capital, especially if foreign investors are reluctant to risk fixed investment in the New South Africa. The statistical sources used are official South African Reserve Bank figures for capital flows and stocks, a data base constructed by the author from the Bureau of Market Research's unpublished industrial register and the results of a questionnaire administered to a stratified random sample of local and foreign manufacturing firms in South Africa. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Investments, Foreign - South Africa en_ZA
dc.title The impact of foreign direct investment on post-war South African economic development en_ZA
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Economics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Cooper, J. H. (1992). <i>The impact of foreign direct investment on post-war South African economic development</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14724 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Cooper, John Howard. <i>"The impact of foreign direct investment on post-war South African economic development."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 1992. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14724 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Cooper JH. The impact of foreign direct investment on post-war South African economic development. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 1992 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14724 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Cooper, John Howard AB - The thesis examines the theory of the determinants and welfare impact of foreign direct investment on host countries, concluding that resource transfer effects are not necessarily beneficial in certain circumstances. The distribution and penetration of foreign direct investment in the South African economy is analysed in the context of the debate about dependency and the role of technology in economic development. It is concluded that given the small amounts of fixed capital actually transferred to South Africa and the negative basic transfer which has occurred since the war, the role of technology in the economic development of South Africa has been crucial. It is argued that despite the relatively low level of foreign direct investment penetration in south Africa, efforts to reduce this penetration are hampered by continuing high dependence on foreign technology, which reflects the ~ay in which the international technology market works. The conclusion is that this dependence can only be reduced by assimilating and copying foreign technology, which should, if necessary, be purchased separately from capital, especially if foreign investors are reluctant to risk fixed investment in the New South Africa. The statistical sources used are official South African Reserve Bank figures for capital flows and stocks, a data base constructed by the author from the Bureau of Market Research's unpublished industrial register and the results of a questionnaire administered to a stratified random sample of local and foreign manufacturing firms in South Africa. DA - 1992 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1992 T1 - The impact of foreign direct investment on post-war South African economic development TI - The impact of foreign direct investment on post-war South African economic development UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14724 ER - en_ZA


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