The direct investments in Latin America and the Caribbean in the 1990s of multinational enterprises headquartered in Spain
This thesis explains why multinational enterprises (MNEs) headquartered in Spain made significant investments in Latin America in the 1990s. Two independent variables are considered: structural reforms in Latin America, and liberalization in Spain. The first independent variable concerns the ways in which Latin American governments adopted a series of reforms that made their economies attractive to foreign investors. The second variable explains how the prospects of liberalization and foreign competition led Spanish firms to invest abroad in order to expand their businesses. The study will also show the competitive advantage of Spanish MNEs, vis-a-vis other foreign and local competitors in Latin America. This thesis takes an international political economy approach. The core of the thesis shows the development of Spanish direct investment in Latin America and the Caribbean in the 1990s. The theoretical perspectives on MNEs are provided by theory of the firm, industrial organizations theory and alliance theory.
International law|International relations|Economics|Latin American history
Toral, Pablo, "The direct investments in Latin America and the Caribbean in the 1990s of multinational enterprises headquartered in Spain" (1999). ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU. AAI1395583.