Determinants of foreign direct investment in Malaysia / Sherlyn Badaruddin

Badaruddin, Sherlyn (2020) Determinants of foreign direct investment in Malaysia / Sherlyn Badaruddin. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) plays a vital role in speeding up spending a country's
progress and economic growth. In particular, developing countries depend heavily on FDI
to sustain their economies as they face capital shortages in their growth cycle. To
developing countries, FDI brings not only capital and technology, but also expertise and
skills. Malaysian economy depends heavily on FDI as the inflows started fluctuating from
1996 to 2010 and this high volatility of Malaysia FDI inflows drew the attention of the
researchers’ to assess the factors affecting FDI inflows in Malaysia by using the annual
data from the year of 1970 to 2018. Multiple linear regression models are applied to study
the relationship between explanatory variables (economic growth, exchange rate and
inflation rate) and explained variable (Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows).
Empirical results show that the explanatory variables of economic growth and exchange
rate show a significant and positive relationship with the FDI inflows in Malaysia.
Meanwhile, for inflation rate, it failed to establish a significant relationship with FDI
inflows in Malaysia.


Item Type: Student Project
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Badaruddin, Sherlyn
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Economics
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Malaysia > Consumption (Economics)
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Investment, capital formation, speculation > Foreign investments. Country risk
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sabah > Kota Kinabalu Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Programme: Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) Business Economics
Keywords: Determinants; Foreign direct investment; Malaysia
Date: July 2020
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