Innovation Oriented FDI as a Way of Improving the National Competitiveness

The main purpose of the paper is to accent the importance of the quality of FDI as a way of stimulation and encouragement the innovation activities in the host country. One of the benefits that come from the inward FDI is the possibility of transferring new technologies, but the most favorable benefits come from the possibility of using the inward location for development of new technologies. The FDI could have positive contribution to the qualitative improvement in the production structure of inward economy and to the competitiveness if they establish or settletheir R&D activities in the host economy. Using the regression analysis the paper is trying to verify the interdependence between the FDI and expenditures for R&D of business sector as a wayto influence or not to influence the innovation capacities in some target Western Balkans (WB) economies and Central European and Baltic (CEB) economies.
Jovanka Damoska Sekuloska,
© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer -review under responsibility of Kaunas University of Technology, School of Economics and Business
Document type
  • Report


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Republic of North Macedonia
Jovanka Damoska Sekuloska,
Science Direct
Geographical focus
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Engineering and Technology

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on December 14, 2015
Modified on December 14, 2015