American Journal of Economics and Business Administration

The Place of Transport Infrastructures among the Economic Factors of Foreign Direct Investment Attractiveness in the Meda-10 Region

Samir Saidi and Sami Hammami

DOI : 10.3844/ajebasp.2016.23.34

American Journal of Economics and Business Administration

Volume 8, Issue 1

Pages 23-34

Abstract

This article aims to evaluate the contribution of transport infrastructures to improve the attractiveness of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the countries of the MEDA-10 region. The present article is formed by two sections. In the first one, we have a theoretical study of the FDI attractiveness and an explanation of the transport role among the territorial attractiveness factors. In the second section, we represent the empirical study. The obtained results, by using an econometric model with panel data, showed that the traditional determinants of FDI (GDP, economic openness level, inflation, exchange rate ...) have the most significant influence on the international investors’ decision. Also, transportation has a significant influence and it is considered as a new important factor of FDI attractiveness with strategic issues that cannot be avoided.

Copyright

© 2016 Samir Saidi and Sami Hammami. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.