Dr Roger Fon

Dr Roger Fon

LSE Fellow

Department of Management

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Key Expertise
Foreign direct investment into Africa, China’s outward FDI into Africa

About me

Dr. Roger Fon is a Fellow at the LSE. He holds a PhD in Management from the University of Kent and an MSc in International Business and Economic Development from the University of Reading. His research interests include the investment location decisions of emerging market multinational enterprises, Chinese foreign direct investment in Africa, foreign aid and FDI, and the impact of institutions on foreign direct investment flows. He is particularly interested in understanding how the host country institutional environments influence the investment location decisions of Chinese multinational enterprises (state-owned and privately-owned) in African countries.

Prior to joining the LSE in 2019, Dr. Fon was a Lecturer in International Business and Management at the Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester where he taught international business at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is an affiliated member of the European International Business Academy and the Academy of International Business.

His research on the impact of foreign direct investment on institutional change in African countries won the 2018 Danny Van Den Bulcke Best Paper Prize at the 44th EIBA conference.

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Organisational Behaviour Research Group 

Expertise Details

Foreign direct investment into Africa; China’s outward FDI into Africa; Emerging market multinational enterprises and host-country institutional change; Chinese Foreign Aid and FDI; Internationalisation of state-owned multinational enterprises