Foreign direct investment inflows in Malaysia: a quantitative approach/ Nur Liyana Mohamed Yousop ...[et al.]

Mohamed Yousop, Nur Liyana and Azman Ong, Nurhafiza and Ramdhan, Nur 'Asyiqin and Ahmad, Zuraidah and Mohd Hasan Abdullah, Norhasniza and Nasrul, Ferri and Md Kamdari, Nor 'Azurah and Azman Ong, Mohd Hanafi (2018) Foreign direct investment inflows in Malaysia: a quantitative approach/ Nur Liyana Mohamed Yousop ...[et al.]. e-Academia Journal, 7 (1). pp. 120-133. ISSN 2289-6589


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This study had been conducted due to realizing the importance of FDI inflows. After considering previous studies, this study aims to (1) examine the relationship between FDI inflows in Malaysia and the macroeconomic variables (gross domestic product (GDP), inflation (INF), trade openness (TRO), exchange rate (ERT), government consumption expenditure (GSE)) and (2) to determine the main macroeconomic variables that affect FDI inflow in Malaysia. The data for the macroeconomic variables were obtained through World Bank Data and the data sampling was drawn from 37 years’ time series data (1980 until 2016). Based on the findings that were analyzed using multiple linear regression and time-series approach, this study found that there is a positive relationship between FDI inflows and the two macroeconomic variables which are GDP and INF. While the three other macroeconomic variables (TRO, ERT, and GSE) have not shown any significant relationship towards FDI. Future researchers are suggested to provide different models in order to investigate FDI inflows in Malaysia. The model used in this study could provide evidence on a relationship between FDI inflows and the macroeconomic variables.

Item Type: Article
Mohamed Yousop, Nur
Azman Ong, NurhafizaUNSPECIFIED
Ramdhan, Nur 'AsyiqinUNSPECIFIED
Ahmad, ZuraidahUNSPECIFIED
Mohd Hasan Abdullah, NorhasnizaUNSPECIFIED
Md Kamdari, Nor 'AzurahUNSPECIFIED
Azman Ong, Mohd HanafiUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Investment, capital formation, speculation > Foreign investments. Country risk
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Terengganu > Dungun Campus > Universiti Teknologi MARA (Terengganu) Press (UPENA)
Journal or Publication Title: e-Academia Journal
ISSN: 2289-6589
Volume: 7
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 120-133
Official URL:
Item ID: 21937
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foreign direct investment; Gross domestic product; Inflation; Trade openness; Government consumption expenditure
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2018 03:37
Depositing User: Perpustakaan Cendekiawan UiTM Caw Terengganu

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