S-Space Graduate School of International Studies (국제대학원) Dept. of International Studies (국제학과) Theses (Master's Degree_국제학과)
(A) comparative approach of the global competitiveness of Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Madagascar
싱가포르, 말레이시아, 모리셔스의 글로벌 경쟁력의 비교적 접근
- 국제대학원 국제학과
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- 서울대학교 국제대학원
- foreign direct investment; Generalized Double Diamond; competitiveness; Malaysia; Singapore; Mauritius; Madagascar
- 학위논문 (석사)-- 서울대학교 국제대학원 : 국제학과(국제지역학전공), 2016. 8. 이영섭.
- The research aims to identify determinants of foreign direct investment in four island economies of Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Madagascar over the period of 2009-2013. In particular, it seeks to isolate the most significant factors to increase the attractiveness for a more diverse array of investment where resource-intensive investments still prevail.
The research uses the Generalized Double Diamond inspired by Moons framework aiming to assess both national and international competitiveness. The methodology includes four controllable sets of factors divided into twenty sub-factors for the domestic diamond and into seven sub-factors for the international diamond that influence decisions for investment in one or another country.
Key findings suggest that for Singapore, foreign direct investment positively responds to the quality of governance and the development of a supportive industry infrastructure. Governance and related industries are determinants of both national and international competitiveness for Singapore and to a lesser extent for Mauritius. However, the quality of governance is not relevant as a determinant for attractiveness in resource-rich country like Madagascar on both national and international attractiveness, and to a lesser extent for Malaysia in terms of national attractiveness. Furthermore, the research finds that better demand conditions in Singapore, Mauritius and Malaysia improve international attractiveness of the host economy.
However, there are limitations to the research. The findings do not assess in a precise quantitative manner the correlation between better regulatory quality, industry infrastructure, and the level of investment a particular sector attracts.