The transference of ownership to host nation control has been, nearly without exception, politically, rather than economically motivated. While there are often viable economic justifications for domestic ownership of the means of production, economic issues are often poorly expressed or arise not in the context of the prior justification for property transference, but rather as a later impediment, due to the inability of a developing nation's current economic resources to meet the demanded payment for the property takeovers.
Gordon, Michael W.
"Expropriation, Threats of Expropriation and Developmental Policy,"
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2, Article 8.
Available at: http://surface.syr.edu/jilc/vol2/iss2/8