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Financial Evaluation of a Horizontal Foreign Direct Investment

Dols, L.P.J.M. (2018) Financial Evaluation of a Horizontal Foreign Direct Investment.

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Abstract:As the opportunity to look into the feasibility to expand production abroad at a Dutch multinational company presented itself and literature has only been able to come up with abstract theories and models to address (horizontal) FDI, we have defined and addressed the following main question: ‘To what extent is it possible to perform a thorough financial evaluation of a horizontal foreign direct investment of a Dutch multinational firm on the basis of literature, and what other aspects should be taken into account to let the evaluation be of practical relevance?’ The final result is (1) an initial recommendation to the Dutch multinational company whether the proposed horizontal FDI seems financially feasible or not, and (2) a highly automated but practical financial evaluation method for similar kinds of horizontal FDIs, that can easily be altered if necessary or requested. Additionally, we have come to the conclusion that the implemented financial evaluation method is capable of performing a thorough financial evaluation of the proposed (kind of) horizontal FDI. As a result, we are convinced that the blueprint, as included in the additional file HFDI_Blueprint.xlsm, makes it possible to evaluate similar kinds of horizontal FDIs in a fast yet detailed quantitative way.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:83 economics, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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