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Title: Exploring determinant factors influencing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Projects in the Construction Industry
Authors: Darko, Samuel Ofori
Kissi, Ernest
Keywords: FDI
determinant factors
construction
projects
Issue Date: 24-Jun-2021
Abstract: Attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) has served as a source of capital in many developing countries since it provides access to resources that would otherwise be unavailable to these countries. The aim of this research was to explore the determinant factors influencing the adoption of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the construction industry. In order to achieve the aim, the following objectives were set: to assess the negative effects of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the construction industry; to evaluate the benefits of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the construction industry, and to explore the determinant factors influencing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects in the construction industry. A critical review of literature was conducted. The quantitative research strategy was adopted. Questionnaires were used to gather data from foreign direct stakeholders in the construction industry and foreign embassies in the Accra metropolis. Purposive sampling technique was adopted. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software was used for the analysis. Descriptive statistics, mean score ranking, one sample t-test and Cronbach Alpha were the analytical tools. From the findings, Embezzlement of funds; Threat to security and confidentiality; Limited skilled manpower; Widened wage and income inequalities; Quality problems were the most severe negative effects of FDI in the construction industry. Transfer of technology; Financial support; Risk mitigation; Higher productivity and efficiency; Infrastructural expansion were the significant benefits of FDI in the construction industry. Government policies; Political stability; Inflation; Nature of goods/services; Technological gap between host and foreign countries were the most significant determinant factors influencing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects in the construction industry. It is recommended that incentives should be used to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows into the country.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award degree of Master of Science Construction Management, 2019.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14139
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