In recent years, the financial aspects of globalisation have become increasingly interwoven with the real economy. These aspects form the central theme of this edition of the Internationalisation Monitor. International activities require capital; companies may use their own capital or look for external funding. This monitor reviews how and to what extent companies acquire funding and the share occupied by special purpose vehicles in Dutch investment flows.
The Internationalisation Monitor describes trends in internationalisation and their consequences for the Dutch economy and society. It is a quarterly publication as part of CBS’ Globalisation development and publication programme, which is commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The aim of this research on Globalisation is to arrive at new insights in the field of globalisation in order to contribute to practices, policymaking and science. At the core of the approach is the integration of a wide range of sources and already available microdata, combined with the application of advanced statistical methods such as I/O analysis. The ensuing results, i.e. newly developed statistics and accompanying analyses, are being published in the Internationalisation Monitor.