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Inward FDI in seven transitional countries of South-Eastern Europe: a quest of institution-based attractiveness

Nathalie Fabry () and Sylvain Zeghni ()
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Nathalie Fabry: Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée

Eastern Journal of European Studies, 2010, vol. 1(2), 77-91

Abstract: The main question we address is whether the weak FDI level in the SEE-7 is linked to ill-adapted institutions or not. In order to answer it, we need to understand the role of institutions in shaping a strong localization advantage for FDI. We develop a theoretical framework to understand the relationship between Transition, Institutions and inward FDI. We assume that the ability to attract FDI depends on the local institutional arrangement. We present our pattern of institutional arrangement that may help us understand why, in spite of identical institutions, countries attract a different level of FDI. We split the SEE into two categories of host countries, each category being characterized by a specific institutional arrangement and level of FDI. We conclude with the relevance of our proposition to develop an analytical framework where FDI is the outcome of a new and well-adapted institutional arrangement

Keywords: FDI; transition; institutions; attractiveness; South-Eastern Europe; institutional arrangement (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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