Danish Investments in Developing Countries
Danish industry is increasingly present in developing countries through foreign direct investment. This development raises a number of important questions concerning implications for Danish companies and firms in developing countries alike.
The Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) asked three researchers from Copenhagen Business School, Michael W. Hansen, Torben Pedersen and Bent Petersen, to undertake a study of its portfolio of investment projects.
The study included 72 of IFU s partner companies, 92 investments and 10 in depth interviews, which all were to be focused on two issues:
First, what role does direct investments in developing countries play in the strategies of Danish companies? And second, how do investments of Danish companies affect developing countries in terms of job creation, technology transfer, skills level and market access?
The main results of the survey are published in this book.