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DETERMINANTS OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT: EVIDENCE OF SULTANATE OF OMAN

Faris Nasif Al Shubiri ()
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Faris Nasif Al Shubiri: College of Commerce and Business Administration, Department of Accounting and Finance, Sultanate of Oman

Polish Journal of Management Studies, 2016, vol. 13, issue 2, 7-17

Abstract: This paper aims to identify the economic, financial, management and marketing factors that influence of foreign direct investment (FDI) in sultanate of Oman over the ten years from the period 2005 to 2014. This study used two models to test the hypotheses by using Pearson correlation and a linear regression test. Model one used six varibles of economic and financial, and the results shows there is a statistical significant relationship and impact of GDP - annual growth, (%), fiscal balance as % of GDP, investment expenditure as % of GDP, income velocity of broad money and trade balance as % of GDP in different levels of significant at 1% and 5%. But low significant on bank deposits to GDP (%) on foreign direct investment at 10% significant level. Model two used five varibles of management and marketing and the results shows there is a statistical significant relationship and impact of number of shares traded and MSM 30 share price index on foreign direct investment at 5%, 1% respectively. The researcher recommends to enhancing management and investment policies that directly contribute to added value of FDI. Encourage local labor force to adopt the interaction and harmony policy with foreign market to have a positive cooperation and share expertise and skills of some industries to development the local market investments

Keywords: foreign direct investment; determinants; Sultanate of Oman (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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