World Economy FDI: The OLI Framework 1 Foreign Direct Investment: The OLI Framework The “OLI” or “eclectic” approach to the study of foreign direct investment (FDI) was developed by John Dunning. (See, for example, Dunning (1977).) It has proved an extremely fruitful way of thinking about multinational enterprises (MNEs) and has.
When investigating foreign direct investment, scientists focus on different combinations of factors. They often emphasize the economic ones, while underestimating the others. Among the non-economic factors, there are several problems regarding the identification of relevant FDI determinants. The aim of this paper is the provision of a.