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investment

Alisdair Rogers, Noel Castree and Rob Kitchin

in A Dictionary of Human Geography

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199599868
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191758065
investment

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The conversion of money by a firm or government body into various non-liquid assets with a view to creating immediate or future economic growth. For instance, firms may invest in developing new products or new production facilities in new countries. Governments, by contrast, may invest in major infrastructure projects designed to benefit many firms, as well as consumers and citizens. Most investments involve a meaningful element of risk, and many do not produce the hoped-for results or returns....

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Subjects: Human Geography

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