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Forging Direct Investment and Technology Transfer in Developing Countries: A Comparative Study of Libya and Egypt


  • Abobaker Salem

    (UK: University of Gloucestershire)


The research presents a comparative study, Libya and Egypt are developing economies, and Libya and Egypt have adopted forging direct investment ( FDI) and technology transfer (TT) as ways to enhance economic development and economic in the countries. The aim of this study is to investigate the impacting foreign direct investment (FDI) and technology transfer (TT) in developing countries. The investigation applies a questionnaire method for data collection (primary data) from company managers both countries. The matched samples comprise 149 companies in Libya and Egypt; key economic sectors could be covered in Libya and Egypt. This research also uses data collected from secondary sources such as government reports, documents and government websites. The outcome was strongly impacted by host government policy in the process of FDI and TT. A number of factors were identified as being important in the process of FDI and TT, these factors are divided into: manageable and unmanageable factors, manageable factors, such as policy, level of education, skill of labour. Unmanageable factors such as availability of natural resources, location and the climate of the host country.

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  • Abobaker Salem, 2016. "Forging Direct Investment and Technology Transfer in Developing Countries: A Comparative Study of Libya and Egypt," Noble International Journal of Economics and Financial Research, Noble Academic Publsiher, vol. 1(1), pages 28-45, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:nap:nijefr:2016:p:28-45

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