Title: Nanjing's performance as China's FDI inflows grow

Authors: M. John Foster, Zhuo Wang

Addresses: Kingston Business School, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 7LB, UK. ' Kingston Business School, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 7LB, UK

Abstract: In the last ten years, as levels of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) have grown, the developing economies of the world have become increasingly important sinks for FDI, particularly China. Within China the Yangtze Delta has been a major FDI attractor; Nanjing lies within that region. This paper examines Nanjing|s comparative FDI success within the Delta, seeks to identify the |regional| specific advantages (rsa) of the city and its attendant neighbourhood, and hence to assess the future FDI potential for the city and map out an outline strategy for its delivery. To facilitate the achievement of such strategy, it is also proposed that Nanjing should improve its self-promotion and could gain from promoting full transparency as an attractor element. The city may be seen as a case study of an issue facing many cities/provinces of China.

Keywords: China; foreign direct investment; FDI; attractors; double-diamond; evaluation; Nanjing; regional specific advantages.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMDM.2007.012732

International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 2007 Vol.8 No.2/3/4, pp.426 - 439

Available online: 10 Mar 2007 *

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