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Jan Fagerberg, Martin Srholec and Bart Verspagen  (University of Oslo) in their  Paper” Innovation and Economic Development” (http://www.sv.uio.no/tik/InnoWP/Fagerberg%20et%20al%202009.pdf) commented that  “Innovation is often seen as carried out by highly educated labour in R&D intensive companies with strong ties to leading centres of excellence in the scientific world.” Seen from this angle innovation is a typical “first […]

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Foreign Direct Investment enables locations, regions and countries to diversify and upgrade their industrial manufacturing, service output and achieve a rapid growth of exports. Attracting FDI is a complex process consisting of many elements. One way of looking at it is to divide it into three segments: Macro – Government inputs Mid-range – activities of […]

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As many countries and regions seek to promote their economic development, their governments establish agencies to promote trade and investment, often focussing on attracting foreign direct investment to the country or region. These agencies can be wholly publicly funded, or a mixture of private and public funding, and may involve cooperation, formal or informal with […]

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Policy makers supporting socio-economic development of their country must formulate medium-long term strategies that identify binding constraints to international competiveness and growth as well as formulate a package of sequenced public programs to address them. Private-public policy councils have proved to be a very useful tool in developing countries that have successfully closed the income […]

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18 08.2016

In 2015, global FDI flows jumped by 1/3 reaching almost US$ 1.7 billion, the highest level since 2007. However most of this growth was accounted for by an intense wave of cross-border mergers and acquisitions mainly in developed countries and led by the US. While FDI flows to developed countries grew by 90% in 2015, […]

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Global and regional markets for foreign investment are now significantly more competitive than ever before. It is critical for any location that aspires to attract (and retain) new foreign investment to ensure that its investment promotion arrangements are coherent and effective, ensuring that the different participating agencies complement each other, capitalize on any synergies, and […]

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This is a major question for almost every country, region and city on the planet.  FDI influencing and attraction is a highly competitive global activity, undertaken by countless central and regional governments, departments, cities, agencies & consultants, all with the legitimate aim of enhancing the economic wellbeing of local citizens.   Let me clearly state […]

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Communique International was selected for a Compete Caribbean supported project to attract FDI into Dominica, through a proactive promotion programme aimed at a carefully targeted list of foreign investors in the Tourism and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sectors.   Following consultation with local government ministries, agencies and the private sector reports on the Tourism and […]

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Sustained high rates of economic growth in developing countries, particularly middle income developing countries, do not only depend on the accumulation of factors of production (capital, labour, land, etc.), but also on the continuous incorporation of technology and knowledge into the production processes; i.e., innovation. Indeed, it is technology and knowledge incorporation that condition the […]

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Developing-country stakeholders should proactively engage in the definition of environmental standards in industrialized countries, which may affect their competitiveness, rather than just adapt to them once they are on the market[1].   Awareness of the impact of trade on climate change is here to stay. The concern of the effects of carbon embedded in the […]

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