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Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Evert Van der Sluis
This thesis examines the determinants of foreign direct investment and its relationship to trade in the U.S. food processing industry. U.S. exports of processed food products and sales by foreign affiliates in the food processing industry have been increasing over the years. A multinational corporation maximizes profits by deciding between production in their facilities within the home country, part of which is then exported, or production in a foreign country. This raises the question of whether foreign affiliate sales are complements and/or substitutes for exports. This thesis seeks to answer this question by extending earlier studies, using two econometric procedures a panel unit root tests and panel regression. Each procedure measures a specific aspect of the interaction between FDI, sales by foreign affiliates, and exports and affiliate employment. The results of the analysis confirm a complementary relationship between foreign affiliate sales and exports.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Food industry and trade--United States
Includes bibliographical references (page 58-63)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
Ajaero, Victor Ogbonna, "Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment and its Relationship to Trade in the U.S. Food Processing Industry" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1723.