In today’s globalised corporate world, typically not much time is needed to convince firms about the benefits of investing abroad. The stream of arguments about better access to overseas client markets; knowledge and advanced technologies; or less expensive qualified employees is music to the ears of CEOs. But will headquarter profits increase alongside increased production, or will lower employment make domestic productivity look more favourable? And what happens to domestic suppliers, distributors, employees, or tax collectors? Copenhagen Economics has identified and measured specific effects of outward investment accruing to one of Europe’s most dynamic economies. In this project, we have supplemented our trademark quantitative approach with in-depth interviews with top corporate CEOs. Communicated in an accessible language, our study will once again facilitate informed decisions. For further information, please contact Partner Martin Hvidt Thelle
Outward direct investment: beneficial or detrimental?
April 13, 2015