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Opportunities for Foreign Direct Investments through International Business Incubators in Bulgaria

The paper describes the specific of the international business incubators (IBI) against the background of the specific of the business incubators as a form of supporting the small and medium-sized business and by studying three concrete international business incubators, which represent the three main economic centers in the world. The analysis of IBI as a way of attracting FDI is conducted on the basis of a review of theoretical formulations concerning FDI, drawing the attention to the applicability of this type of business incubators in Bulgaria. Based on information from internet and a questionnaire survey, the development of the business incubation process in Bulgaria is analyzed with a view to the opportunities for attracting additional FDI in the country through IBI, outlining the favorable and unfavorable for this process factors.

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Article provided by Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute in its journal Economic Studies.

Volume (Year): (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 180-211

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Handle: RePEc:bas:econst:y:2008:i:3:p:180-211
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