• Синиша Куртеш, M.Sc. Assistant, Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka


international capital flow, foreign direct investments, economic growth, greenfield investments


International capital flow, meaning import, export and capital transference is becoming more and more topical issue related to theoretic-practical and economic-political problems in all countries regardless their level of economic development. It is not just about capital movements from developed countries to undeveloped, but it is also about capital movements between developed countries. Problems concerning import and export of capital are very complex and they ask for deep theoretical and practical analysis, most of all analysis concerning size, structure and types of capital movements. Deep theoretical and practical analysis of international capital movement presumes retrospection on former thoughts and critical scientific analysis of this phenomenon.

Foreign direct investments are one of the most common forms of international capital movements, and they are very important because they are motor of growth in developing countries, consequently the main subject of this research is to point out positive influence that foreign direct investments have on economic growth in host country.


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How to Cite

Куртеш, С. (2008). THEORY AND EFFECTS OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS. Acta Economica, 6(8), 87–108. Retrieved from



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