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Review Of Fdi Theory In The Knowledge–Intensive Economy


  • £ukasz Cywiñski

    () (University of Information Technology and Mangement in Rzeszow)

  • Ruslan Harasym

    () (University of Information Technology and Mangement in Rzeszow)


International flow of capital in the form of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is considered to be the primary form of capital transfer in the global economy. It plays an important role among other forms of international capital flows, due to the intensity of its streams and its strength of impact on local economies. Host countries use FDI to finance activities such as industry restructuring and transfer of technology. The aim of this paper is to present current achievements in the field of theoretical explanations of FDI – its main motives. The article relates also to current selected trends in FDI flows during the economic downturn caused by the recent financial crisis. Above all ,however, this paper aims at showing FDI theories in terms of a knowledge intensive economy.

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  • £ukasz Cywiñski & Ruslan Harasym, 2012. "Review Of Fdi Theory In The Knowledge–Intensive Economy," "e-Finanse", University of Information Technology and Management, Institute of Financial Research and Analysis, vol. 8(4), pages 1-14, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:rze:efinan:v:8:y:2012:i:4:p:1-14

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    1. Caves, Richard E, 1971. "International Corporations: The Industrial Economics of Foreign Investment," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 38(149), pages 1-27, February.
    2. Kojima, Kiyoshi, 1973. "A Macroeconomic Approach to Foreign Direct Investment," Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, vol. 14(1), pages 1-21, June.
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    Foreign Direct Investment (FDI); theories of FDI; knowledge-intensive economy; MNEs Least Squares Method;

    JEL classification:

    • E60 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements


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