Investigating the impact of foreign direct investment on NTEs and imports in Zambia

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Rogers, Steven Nabieu en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Kapota, Derby Bwalya en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-06T10:27:23Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-06T10:27:23Z
dc.date.issued 2017 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kapota, D. 2017. Investigating the impact of foreign direct investment on NTEs and imports in Zambia. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25093
dc.description.abstract The need for foreign direct investment in Zambia emanated from the country's search for finance to support the diversification agenda backed by the private sector. Sectors that will see a diversified export earning capacity were identified as target areas for foreign direct investment. The expectation from such investments was that the country will see improved production capacities leading to the increase of NTEs and production of products that could only be accessed through the foreign markets. This research therefore aimed at investigating the impact of FDIs on NTEs and imports by category. This is on the theoretical backdrop of both the modernisation and dependency theories which highlights that the effects of FDI on the host country could either be negative or positive. The research looked at time series data for NTEs and imports by category for the period 1994 to 2014. A simple Ordinary least squares regression was used. Besides FDIs, two other variables namely trade openness and real effective exchange rate index were included in the study. The results indicate that FDI have a positive effect on both NTEs and all the four categories of imports. The magnitude of the impact on NTEs was as high as that of imports in all the four categories. The implication is that much as FDI can be said to contribute to the increased NTEs, its impact on imports are equally the same and therefore has not necessarily improved the countries overall trade performance during the periods under consideration. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Development Finance en_ZA
dc.title Investigating the impact of foreign direct investment on NTEs and imports in Zambia en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
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 Research of GSB en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MCom en_ZA
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