ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Foreign Direct Investment and Pattern of Trade

This paper explores the relationship between incoming FDI and trade orientation in the Malaysian manufacturing sector. It finds that by pursuing an open and pro-active trade and industrial strategy, Malaysia has been able to realise the benefits of FDI. However, resource-rich transnational companies have brought about a higher level of market concentration.

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