Study on Outward Direct Investment in Information Technology Industry



The outward direct investment from China has seen fast expansion since the turn of the century. Information technology industry as one of the important strategic emerging industries has been growing rapidly. Based on the characteristic of information industry, with case studies of overseas investment activities from technology companies in China, this paper analyzes the development, the distribution, the strategies and risk management issues of outward direct investment in information and technology industry in China. The difficulties financing, technology development and human resources are examined in outward direct investment. The coping strategies are analyzed, such as legal and policy support financial support and negotiation of bilateral investment treaties. The technology companies would overcome the obstacles in overseas investment, and obtain reverse technology spillovers, so as to play its role in industry transformation and upgrading in the country.


Outward direct investment, Information and technology, Development strategy, Risk management.


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