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Title: Performance of foreign direct investment from Singapore
Authors: Pangarkar, N. 
Lim, H.
Keywords: Cultural distance
FDI performance
Host government attitudes
Mode of entry
Singapore multinationals
Issue Date: 2003
Citation: Pangarkar, N.,Lim, H. (2003). Performance of foreign direct investment from Singapore. International Business Review 12 (5) : 601-624. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study was conducted with two broad aims: to assess the performance levels attained by foreign direct investment (FDI) undertaken by Singapore firms and to identify the key determinants of the performance levels attained. We employed a broad set of perceptual measures, as reported by the MNC parent managers, to assess the performance of foreign subsidiaries. The measures included: stability, profitability, overall success, market share and sales growth. We hypothesized that the performance of (FDI) will be influenced by the following factors: mode of entry, cultural distance, relative size of the subsidiary and host government attitudes. Based on an analysis of 128 responses to a survey, we find that Singapore firms' foreign subsidiaries achieve moderate levels of performance. The data analysis also revealed that FDI performance was positive under the following conditions: the host government attitudes were positive and the subsidiaries were of large size relative to the parent. © 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: International Business Review
ISSN: 09695931
DOI: 10.1016/S0969-5931(03)00078-7
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