Joint MSM-MGSOG-UNU Merit Seminar: Foreign Direct Investment And Entrepreneurial Activity In Host Countries.

Utz Weitzel, Nijmegen School of Management

Typically, when governments want to increase innovativeness and growth of their economies, they support entrepreneurship and attract incoming foreign direct investment (FDI). But what if FDI affects entrepreneurship? Literature on the topic is scarce and dominated by case studies. We use macro data from 60 countries to investigate this relationship at a broader level.

About the speaker
Utz Weitzel is Professor of Finance at the Economics Department of Nijmegen School of Management. He studied Economics and Business Administration at the University of Augsburg and the University of Bonn. He has a Master Degree in International Business & Economic Development at the University of Reading (UK) and obtained a PhD from the Humboldt-University Berlin. He was a post-doc at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston (Chicago). Previously, he was affiliated with the Utrecht University School of Economics and the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena (GER). His research interests include mergers and acquisitions, financial decision making, experimental economics and finance, corporate governance, and entrepreneurial decisions.

Venue: Room 225, Maastricht School of Management, 150 Endepolsdomein, Maastricht, The Netherlands,

Date: 02 November 2011

Time: 12:30 - 13:30  CET