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L’attractivité des investissements directs étrangers dans l’espace méditerranéen (Foreign direct investements location in the medideranean area )


  • Mohamed Frikha

    () (labrii, ULCO)


Ce papier analyse les éléments déterminants des investissements directs étrangers dans trois pays du Sud et de l’Est de la méditerranée durant la période 1970-1996. Le cadre théorique du modèle élaboré s’inscrit dans celui de l’approche de l’adaptation institutionnelle développée par Wihelms (1998). Les IDE sont déterminés moins par des éléments fondamentaux que par des variables institutionnelles indiquant le rôle des variables politiques, sociales et de niveau d’éducation. L’analyse économétrique montre que les variables gouvernement et marchés sont les éléments déterminants les plus significatifs des flux d’IDE. This paper analyzes the determining elements of the foreign direct investments in three Eastern European countries of the South and of the Mediterranean during the period 1970-1996. The theoretical framework of the elaborate model fits in that of the approach of the institutional adaptation developed by Wihelms (1998). The EDI are given less by fundamental elements that by institutional variables indicating the role of the political, social variables and of level of education. The econometric analysis shows that the variables government and markets are the determining elements most significant of flows of EDI.

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  • Mohamed Frikha, 2005. "L’attractivité des investissements directs étrangers dans l’espace méditerranéen (Foreign direct investements location in the medideranean area )," Working Papers 91, Laboratoire de Recherche sur l'Industrie et l'Innovation. ULCO / Research Unit on Industry and Innovation.
  • Handle: RePEc:rii:riidoc:91

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    1. Motta, Massimo & Norman, George, 1996. "Does Economic Integration Cause Foreign Direct Investment?," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 37(4), pages 757-783, November.
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    Investissement; création d'entreprise; attractivité; Méditerranée; IDE/ Investment; venture entreprise; venture entreprise; EDI; Medideranean;

    JEL classification:

    • M00 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - General - - - General
    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General
    • D00 - Microeconomics - - General - - - General


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