Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Legacy Department



Tsui, Kevin K.

Committee Member

Baier , Scott L.

Committee Member

Jerzmanowski , Michal M.


As a former major recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI), China is now turning into a big source. Studies have made great attempts to characterize China's outward FDI (ODI), and have explained the forces behind investment decisions. In our study, we first try to illustrate China's outward investment pattern with a background of BRIC countries in terms of sectorial and geographical distribution. Furthermore, by adopting a micro-level dataset, we are going to show a different picture of what has driven China to conduct ODI in host countries in comparison with Russia within the same framework. Our ultimate goal is to use alternative ways to reveal the determinants of China ODI, whether market-seeking, resource-seeking, or both, and its uniqueness among the BRIC countries.

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