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Comparison of Foreign Direct Investment in Turkey and Egypt: Motivations and Obstacles


  • dumludag, devrim


This paper compares the political economy of foreign direct investment (FDI) in relation to economic development strategies and legal framework for foreign firms in Egypt and Turkey. The paper briefly examines the FDI performances of these countries starting from the end of the nineteenth century to the first decades of the twenty first century. In addition, in this paper, the legal framework for FDI is analyzed. Finally the paper put emphasis on the similarities between the FDI performances and the obstacles that foreign investors face in these countries.

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  • dumludag, devrim, 2010. "Comparison of Foreign Direct Investment in Turkey and Egypt: Motivations and Obstacles," MPRA Paper 27520, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 16 Dec 2010.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:27520

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    1. Hanan Aboel Farag & Mohamed Sayed Abed, 2017. "The Impact of Foreign Capital Inflows on Economic Growth and Employment in Egypt: A Sectoral Empirical Analysis," Working Papers 1152, Economic Research Forum, revised 11 Sep 2003.

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    Egypt; Turkey; Economic Conditions; Foreign Direct Investment; Legal Framework;

    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements

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