The inward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and decentralized governance system in Indonesia

Kuswanto, K., 2019, [Groningen]: University of Groningen. 201 p.

Research output: ThesisThesis fully internal (DIV)Academic

Copy link to clipboard


  • Title and contents

    Final publisher's version, 385 KB, PDF document

  • Chapter 1

    Final publisher's version, 400 KB, PDF document

  • Chapter 2

    Final publisher's version, 954 KB, PDF document

  • Chapter 3

    Final publisher's version, 761 KB, PDF document

  • Chapter 4

    Final publisher's version, 363 KB, PDF document

  • Chapter 5

    Final publisher's version, 241 KB, PDF document

  • Chapter 6

    Final publisher's version, 333 KB, PDF document

  • Chapter 7

    Final publisher's version, 253 KB, PDF document

  • Appendices

    Final publisher's version, 189 KB, PDF document

  • Bibliography

    Final publisher's version, 359 KB, PDF document

  • About the Author

    Final publisher's version, 64 KB, PDF document

  • Complete thesis

    Final publisher's version, 3 MB, PDF document

  • Kuswanto Kuswanto
Indonesia has embarked upon a decentralized governance system after it was hit by economic crisis in 1997. This dissertation analyzes the way of inward FDI is managed since the introduction decentralization in Indonesia. The four empirical chapters examine the investment policies and the dynamic interactions between national-local government and multinational corporations (MNCs). Firstly, this study reveals the fact that the concept of sustainable development has been embodied in the investment policies gradually; nevertheless, the government lacks clear strategies to achieve that. Secondly, in the process of management of inward FDI, the central government remain takes dominant roles, however, the decentralized governance system increases the roles of sub-national governments so that collaboration between different levels of governments is crucial and inevitable. Thirdly, bargaining situation between local governments and MNCs are happened as under decentralized governance system, local leaders are forced by the constituent to ensure that communities' interests are being accommodated by MNCs. Lastly, the relationship between government and MNCs is cooperative, however, two-tier bargaining process involving multilevel governance actors happen in the interaction process. The first-tier bargaining process occurs between the host country government and home country government, which result in the investments agreements between countries. The second-tier bargaining process occurs between the host country government and individual MNCs involving local governments actors and the local community.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
Award date24-Jan-2019
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Print ISBNs978-94-034-1341-9
Electronic ISBNs978-94-034-1340-2
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Download statistics

No data available

ID: 72849173