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Foreign Investment in the Ottoman Empire: International Trade and Relations 1854-1914

Foreign Investment in the Ottoman Empire: International Trade and Relations 1854-1914
V. Necla Geyikdagi

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As the borders of the Ottoman Empire crumbled throughout the latter half of the nineteenth century, unprecedented amounts of foreign capital poured in from investors who were eager to capitalize on the country's sparsely regulated industries. Economist Necla Geyikdagi sheds light on the motives, means and policies which shaped foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Ottoman Empire throughout the late-nineteenth century. The book weighs political motivation against economic incentive in examining the trade policies of the major capital exporting countries. Drawing from key speeches on foreign trade policy, personal journals and popular publications, Geyikdagi provides unique insight into the network of foreign investors and politicians that lay behind the channels of direct investment within the ailing Empire.

Author Info

V. Necla Geyikdagu is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Yeditepe University in Istanbul. She holds a PhD in International Business from the University of Bradford and has been published in numerous journals including Middle Eastern Studies, Management International Review, RISEC, Transnational Corporations and the Journal of Asia Pacific Business.

Review

'I have taught the history of the late Ottoman Empire and the Middle East in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries for many years, and have been frustrated by the fact that there is still no suitable book that discusses the political economy of the region
Necla Geyikdagi's book fills a huge gap. It will serve admirably for both use in a variety of courses as well as for any intelligent reader who wants to understand the political economy of the late Ottoman Empire, or indeed of the developing world.'
Feroz Ahmad, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Massachusetts, currently affiliated to Yeditepe University; '

Dr. Necla Geyikdagi's Foreign Investment in the Ottoman Empire is a great achievement. It encompasses cutting edge original work of interest to a variety of disciplines such as history, political science, international relations, international finance, economics and business. This book is the first of its kind to give a detailed breakdown of foreign investments in terms of investing countries and industries
The economic structure of the Ottoman economy is clearly and solidly explained. The factors attracting foreign investment and their target industries have been analyzed in detail. The part on political risk is definitely a 'must read' for anyone interested in the field. I would strongly recommend this book to my peers and to my students who seek to get a good and lasting knowledge about the evolution of the field.'
Professor Sirousse Tabriztchi, Chairman of Department of Finance, Risk Management and Business Economics, State University of New York

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: Tauris Academic Studies
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

Hardback
ISBN: 9781848854611
Publication Date: 30 Jan 2011
Number of Pages: 232
Height: 216
Width: 134
Illustrations: col. Illustrations

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