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Spring 2020


I am writing a literature review of whether stronger environmental regulations affects foreign direct investment (FDI). Logic would tell you that the FDI would go to those countries that have lower environmental regulations because this results in lower costs to the corporation overall. I am a firm believer that corporations meet the definition of a sociopath: “a person…whose behavior is antisocial and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.”1 Therefore, my belief is that these sociopathic corporations, which are deemed to be people pursuant to Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company,2 will continue this behavior in order to make more money, rather than looking at the greater good. I wanted to utilize this paper to test this theory through a review of the existing literature on this topic.3

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Student Papers in Local and Global Regional Economies