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The IUP Journal of Business Strategy
Competitiveness Versus IPRs Concerning FDI Inflows, GDP and Trade: Linear and Nonlinear Analysis
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FDI embodying capital and technology or some intangible advantage is the act of establishing or acquiring a foreign subsidiary over which the investing company has extensive management control. What is the impact of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Trade? What is the impact of Global Competition Index (GCI) on FDI inflows? The results show that IPRs (expressed by zekipr8, zekipr7 [Indexes prepared by this author] etc.)1 are a vital variable playing a significant role in attracting FDI inflows.

 
 
 

Global markets expanded and deepened drastically as a consequence of trade liberalization, privatization, deregulation, and off-shoring production on top of financial centers. The rights of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) to operate globally became legally preserved in a vast expansion of bilateral investment treaties and investment chapters of bilateral and regional free trade agreements, over and above a new international regime protecting Intellectual Property (IP).

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) embodying capital and technology or some intangible advantage is the act of establishing or acquiring a foreign subsidiary over which the investing company has extensive management control. There are modes of FDI such as mergers and acquisitions, joint venture and new plant with its own distinctive characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages. In order to survive competition in a foreign market, a company must possess some ownership-specific assets such as proprietary knowledge, technology, organizational structure, management or marketing skills. In this regard, FDI is above all significant because it is both a source of capital and a provider of knowledge about production techniques.

 
 
 

Business Strategy, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), Multinational Enterprises (MNEs), Competitiveness, Versus, IPRs, Concerning, FDI Inflows, GDP, Trade, Linear, Nonlinear Analysis.