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Theoretical Foundations

  • Hanna Makhavikova
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Abstract

This chapter provides basic information on the subject. After providing the basic concepts of FDI in the first section of the chapter, we analyse the key characteristics of FDI inflows to the region in the second section. Here we consider the FDI inflow trends in the region. We mostly explore the reports of international organisations, such as the United Nations Organisation, the World Bank, OECD, the International Monetary Fund etc. In the third part we provide an overview of the main empirical literature on FDI in CEE and its main limitations. In the fourth part we examine the gradual integration of CEE countries into the European Union, changes that occurred in the political and economic domain that stimulated an increase in FDI inflows.

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  • Hanna Makhavikova
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  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and ManagementOtto-von-Guericke University MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

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