TITLE

REGIONAL DETERMINANTS OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS IN CROATIA

AUTHOR(S)
KERSAN-ŠKABIĆ, Ines; TIJANIĆ, Lela
PUB. DATE
October 2014
SOURCE
Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences;2014 Special issue, p70
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The aim of this paper is to identify the factors that influence the unequal distribution of FDI inflows and that foreign investors identify as significant in making investment decisions regarding Croatian regions. Panel data analysis was applied: static (random effects) and dynamic analysis. The results show that positive and significant influences on FDI have: education, infrastructure, the manufacturing industry, dummy variables for areas of special state concern and capital city region, while negative statistically significant influences are: unemployment and dummy variable for border regions with the EU. The basic conclusion is that FDI inflows follow the development path of the Croatian regions (with the highlighted agglomeration effect) and that efforts in creating preconditions for economic growth will, at the same time, have an impact on attractiveness of a particular region for foreign investments.
ACCESSION #
100466733

 

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