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TitleInvesment law in a globalised enviroment: A proposal for a new foreign direct invesment regime in Zimbabwe
AuthorKondo, Tinashe
SubjectEconomic development, Bilateral investment treaties, Economic empowerment, Foreign direct investment, Globalisation, Indigenisation, Institutional framework, International investment agreements, International investment law, Investment reform
AbstractMagister Legum - LLM (Mercantile and Labour Law)
AbstractMost developed countries that enjoy the lion"s share of foreign investment do not have domestic legal frameworks on foreign direct investment. This is because investors are attracted by a holistic picture of these countries. Such countries have strong institutions of governance, enjoy political and economic stability, embrace democracy, have respect for rights, and have high levels of development - factors which attract investors. In terms of regulation, many of these countries are heavily reliant on bilateral investment treaties. However, this is not the case in developing countries such as Zimbabwe. The existence of an effective and efficient legal framework on the governance of foreign direct investment is an important consideration for investors. This emanates from the fact that developing countries often have weak legal systems, shaky economies and uncertain political environments.
PublisherUniversity of the Western Cape