Intellectual Property Rights Protection and FDI: Some Correlational Evidence

  • Shoirahon Odilova Glorious Sun School of Business Management Donghua University, Shanghai, China.
  • Gu Xiaomin Glorious Sun School of Business Management Donghua University, Shanghai, China.
Keywords: FDI, IPR, IPR protection, Economic Growth.

Abstract

In this study, we contribute to the existing literature on the FDI by exploring the effect of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection on economic growth. Using data for 120 countries for the period of 2010-2015 we find that IPR index is non-linearly associated with the FDI. For example, in countries with low levels of IPR protection, increase in IPR is associated with more FDI. However, in countries with established IPR protection further strengthening of IPR discourages investment. This model explains nearly 17% of cross-country variations in FDI.

Author Biographies

Shoirahon Odilova, Glorious Sun School of Business Management Donghua University, Shanghai, China.
Department of Business and Administration, PhD Candidate
Gu Xiaomin, Glorious Sun School of Business Management Donghua University, Shanghai, China.
Department of Business and Administration, Professor

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Published
2016-12-24
How to Cite
Odilova, S., & Xiaomin, G. (2016). Intellectual Property Rights Protection and FDI: Some Correlational Evidence. Journal of Research in Business, Economics and Management, 7(4), 1217-1221. Retrieved from http://scitecresearch.com/journals/index.php/jrbem/article/view/980
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