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The impact of FDI on the performance and entrepreneurship of domestic firms

Mico Apostolov ()

Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 2017, vol. 15, issue 4, No 3, 390-415

Abstract: Abstract This paper examines how foreign direct investments influence the performance and entrepreneurship of domestic firms, a crucial question for economies driven by incursion of exogenous factors and especially transition economies. The intent is to investigate the way foreign direct investments shape the capabilities of domestic firms; hence, for this purpose, we take Macedonia, a Southeast European economy, as a case study. We find that (i) foreign ownership has helped restructure and enhance the productivity of domestic firms, (ii) FDI has positive influence in reinforcing the creation of new firms, and (iii) in line with the established literature, a foreign investment is likely to influence the job seeker to get employed rather to start their own business. Overall, the results confirm the influence of foreign firms in assisting entrepreneurial activity. The impact of foreign investment is, in general, positive and tends to influence the restructuring process of domestic enterprises.

Keywords: Performance; Entrepreneurship; FDI effects; Domestic firms; Southeast Europe; Macedonia; Performance; Entrepreneuriat; Effets de l’IED; Entreprises nationales; Europe du Sud-est; Macédoine; D22; F21; G30; L10; O10; P31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1007/s10843-017-0205-4

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