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Optimising FDI Benefits

Understanding FDI Assisted Economic Development edited by Rajneesh Narula and Sanjaya Lall; Routledge, London and New York, 2006; N S SIDDHARTHAN This book is dedicated to Sanjaya Lall (1940-2005) and was published soon after his death. The book was earlier published as a special issue of The European Journal of Development Research. Sanjaya Lall was professor of development economics at the University of Oxford and a leading scholar in the areas of foreign direct investment (FDI), multinational enterprises (MNEs), technology transfer and technological capability. His phenomenal productivity resulted in the publication of more than 33 books and about 75 papers in refereed professional journals. He was the course director for MSc in economics for development at Oxford university. He also acted as an advisor or consultant to a large number of international organisations that included the World Bank, IFC, UNCTAD, ILO, UNIDO, FAO, ADB, ESCAP and EC. I had the privilege of collaborating with him in the early 1980s that resulted in the publication of two papers

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