A Study on Factors Influencing UAE Expatriate Investors’ Perception towards Investments

Bharathan, V, Joseph, R and Thomas, P (2016) A Study on Factors Influencing UAE Expatriate Investors’ Perception towards Investments. IOSR Journal of Business and Management, 8 (4). pp. 29-35. ISSN 2319-7668

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Investment Behaviour of Expatriate Investors is concerned with choices about investment opportunities and willingness to take risk. Expatriates in UAEare by and large more conservative in nature and are not willing to take more risk. Their investment decisions are often supported by several of their perceptions, which are more to do with the external environment and less with the nature of the investment. The objective of this study is to establish the factors influencing investment decisions of the UAE based cosmopolitan investors of multinational. The study was conducted on 82 investors who constituted the sample size. To collect data the researcher had used a structured questionnaire that was personally administered to the respondents. The respondents were the individual investors. In this study, data was analysed using frequencies, mean scores, standard deviations, percentages, testing of hypothesis using ANOVA analysis techniques. The researcher confirmed that there seems to be a certain degree of correlation between the factors and the environmental situations of the UAE. The researcher found out that the most important factors that influenced individual investment decisions were: investors’ preferences, years of experience in investment, knowledge on investment, area of investing preference, association between Investor risk taking and investment objectives and available investment products etc.,

Affiliation: Skyline University College
SUC Author(s): Joseph, R
All Author(s): Bharathan, V, Joseph, R and Thomas, P
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investment-savings preferences, InvestorAttitude,Investor risk taking, investment objectives and the UAE’s investment opportunities.
Subjects: A Business and Management > AH Finance
Divisions: Skyline University College > School of Business
Depositing User: Mr SUC Library
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2022 07:58
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2022 07:58
URI: https://research.skylineuniversity.ac.ae/id/eprint/381
Publisher URL: https://www.iosrjournals.org/iosr-jbm/papers/Vol18...
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