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Foreign direct investment as a means of political strategy?

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Directeur Général Délégué, Bouygues Group, Paris
Deputy Director, Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris
Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest; Professor of International Economic and Business Studies, Budapest University of Economics, Budapest
Professor, Department of European, International and Comparative Law, University of Vienna

Olivier BOUYGUES

Directeur Général Délégué, Bouygues Group, Paris

Joined the Bouygues group. He began his career in the Group's civil works branch He worked at Bouygues Offshore as director of the Cameroon subsidiary Boscam and then director for the France Works and Special Projects division He held the post of Chairman and CEO of Maison Bouygues catalogue homes unit Appointed Group Executive Vice-President for Utilities Management, a division covering the French and international activities of Saur
 Graduate of Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs à combustion interne (ENSPM) engineering school
1974
1983-1988
1988-1992
1992
 Other significant appointments: Co-CEO of SCDM. Director of Bouygues Construction, Colas, TF1, Eurosport, Bouygues Telecom and Alstom. Chairman of the Board and director of Finagestion.

Dr. Rainer GEIGER

Deputy Director, Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Paris

Counsellor, Ministry of Economics and Economic Cooperation, Germany Secretary of the Finance Commission, Conference on International Economic Cooperation, Paris Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France, in various positions, currently Deputy Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs and Head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme Associate Professor for international economic law, University Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne
 Graduate of the University of Heidelberg in Germany, advanced law degree, PhD, and Columbia Law School in New York, United States LL.M
1972-1976
1976-1977
since 1977
since 1996

Ph.D. Mihaly SIMAI

Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest; Professor of International Economic and Business Studies, Budapest University of Economics, Budapest

Graduated in the Budapest University of Economics Received his Ph.D. from the Budapest University of Economics, became the "candidate of sciences" in 1962 and the "doctor of the Academy" in 1971 Working in the United Nation (UN) Economic Commission for Europe of the UN Centre for Development Planning, Projection and Policies Head of the Department of World Economy; became a full professor in the Budapest University He co-founded the Institute for World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and became its deputy director and Director General (1987-1991) Elected by the Plenum of the Academy to the membership of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1952
1957
1959-1960
1971
1974-1987
1981
 His teaching and lecturing included the George Washington University, DePauw University, Helsinki University, Delhi School of Economics, Seoul National University, Aoyama Gakuin University (Tokio), the War College of the U.S. Army etc. He also directed a global research program in the United Nations University (UNU) on the global employment issues, on the "Reintegration of the Transition Economies in Europe, China and Vietnam to the Global Economy" and on the "The Interrelations between the Democratisation Process and the Economic Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe".
 Currently he is working in the Institute for World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences as a Research Professor. He is a Professor of International Economic and Business Studies at the Budapest University of Economics and the director of both the undergraduate and advanced studies program on International Cooperation and International Business. Currently he is responsible for the research programs on globalization, transnational corporation, science and technology and sustainable development.

Dr. Friedl WEISS

Professor, Department of European, International and Comparative Law, University of Vienna

Court practice, First Instance Civil Court, Vienna Central Lecturer, law at the University of Birmingham Law Department, London School of Economics and Political Science Legal adviser, Secretariat of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Legal consultant, legal affairs division of the GATT Secretariat; Legal Adviser tor DCs and LDCs for the Technical cooperation and training division of the VVorld Trade Organisation Visiting Professor, Department of International Law, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium Chair of International (Economic) Law and Organisations, University of Amsterdam Academic Director, Training and Staff Development Programs and MA Course in International Law and International Relations for High Level Officials in the Ethiopian Government and Members of EC TACIS Project, Poland Multilateral Trade Policy Assistance Programme (MUTRAP) Director of the Amsterdam Law School
 Studies in law, including public international and European Community law at the Universities of Vienna, (Dr. iur., 1970), Free University of Brussels, Licence speciale en Droit Europeen, 1972, and Cambridge Downing College; completion of the academic stage of the United Kingdom Bar examination
1970-1971
1974-1978
1979-1992
1984-1986
1990-1991
1990-2005
1992-2006
  the Parliament of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
since 1996
1998
1999
2000-2003
 Visiting Professorships
 Visiting Professor at Universities, including: Bocconi, Milano; Tulane University, New Orleans (2005); University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA (2001); International Law Department, Wuhan University, Wuhan, P.R.China (2001&2004); Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II, France (2004); Institut Universitaire des Hautes Études Internationales Genève (HEI), University of Geneva (2005); University of Bratislava School of Law
 Lectures and Summer schools all over the world, including School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at John Hopkins University Washington DC; Fordham University Law School, New York; University of Bologna; Eastern University of Law and Political Science, Shanghai; North-West University of Political Science and Law, Xi-an, P.R.China; South-West University of Politics and Law, Chongqing, P.R.China; Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Alpbach Summer School on European Integration; Mohyla Academy, Kiev, Ukraine; Duke University Law School Campus, Geneva; University of Belgrade.