Foreign investments, Developing countries
This study found no support for the belief by the governments of most less developed countries (LDCs) that the provision of fiscal incentives is necessary to attract direct foreign investment and that the greater the generosity of these incentive programmes the greater would be the level of such investment. What mattered were the presence of natural resources and a proven record of economic performance. The provision of incentives could not compensate for the absence of either of these two factors.
Journal of Development Studies
Lim, D. (1983). Fiscal incentives and direct foreign investment in less developed countries. Journal of Development Studies, 19 (2), 207-212. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220388308421859