Foreign Direct Investment Project (Hawaii)
1. States that need to be looked into is Hawaii (attached is the Appendix for information)
Information below needs to be answered for Hawaii.
– Question for needs to answer Hawaii and Washington states
2. FDI Concepts & Theory (about 2 pages, 10 points):
(i).Definition of FDI; how is it different from other forms FDI;
(ii). What are some of the theories that explain FDI?
(iii).Why do firms invest in foreign markets?
3. Federal & State programs that promote FDI: (about 2 pages, 20 points):
(i).Federal programs: “Hire America” & Buy American” “select USA”, CFIUS, trade agreements, foreign trade zones & incentives such as recent changes in federal taxes;
(ii). State programs that promote FDI in the state;
(iii). Discuss the type of industries (manufacturing, services or any other type of business) in which FOE invested and operate in your division/state;
(iv). Identify at least five FOEs operating in your Division/state; provide information on firm’s home country, year of entry into the US & dollar value of FDI, type of business; , website for each firm;
4. Performance of FDI in your division/state: (about 2 pages, 25 points):
(I) Performance of FOEs in terms of US exports & Imports; FOE US based sales network OE supplies to US manufacturers and other end users;
(ii). Contribution to Local employment; R&D linkages with local universities; student internships;
(iii). Discuss if any of those FOEs have expanded or diversified their operations in the USA subsequent to their entry into the USA;
(iv). Any challenges that FOEs encountered with US regulations (CFIUS), national security, IPRs or compliance issues?;
5. Conclusion (1 page, 3 points)
Briefly write your inferences (conclusion) relating to FDI in your division or state.
Provide a bibliography: include at least 3 recent journal articles and other relevant sources referenced in the report;