Corruption still exists in the present day, even in the most developed countries, and is one of the most common political risks faced by MNEs in foreign markets. This talk shall discuss the relationship between host country corruption and inward FDI at country level analysis, and later shall emphasise on the role of global middle-class toward these high-risk investments. The talk will cover the quantitative analysis using random effect and fixed effect models from cross country panel data analysis. Meaningful implications from the results will be addressed with hope to shape better understanding for MNEs’ strategic investment decisions and their risk-management strategies in these high-risk environments.
Key words: high-risk environment; political risk; corruption; FDI; global middle-class; MNEs; investment strategy; risk-management strategy; globalisation; de-globalisation.
is a doctoral researcher at the University of York. She graduated from University of Edinburgh with MA in Economics and Finance (Honours), before obtaining her MSc in Global Marketing (Distinction) from the University of York.
Amy also took on the role of GTA for the following modules at TYMS: Knowledge Information System (UG/Year 2); Marketing Principles and Practice (UG/Year 2); Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis (PG/Masters). She presented her research papers in different academic conferences: Association of Business Historians Conference 2018; Business History Conference 2019; Reading-UNCTAD International Business Conference 2019; Academy of International Business UK&I 2019. Having a number of internships in both Vietnam and the UK in the past (British Council, Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, United Nations Development Programme, Asia Scotland Institute, Total System Services), Amy is keen on bringing her industry experiences into her academic career path and explores her journey in academia.