The Influence of Foreign Direct Investment on Foreign Trade in the Visegrad Countries from 2001 to 2011


This paper is an attempt to settle the controversy around the motives connected with investing in the Visegrad countries and the verification of the hypothesis that FDI makes a significant impact on V4’s foreign trade.The relationship between the value of foreign direct investment in V4 countries in 2001-2011 and the geographic structure of trade in two directions: exports and imports, will be examined. The paper includes an analysis of the influence of FDI on foreign trade (the linear gravity model was used).


foreign direct investment (FDI); international trade; gravity model; Visegrad countries (V4)

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Published : 2014-10-26

ZyskW., & ŚmiechS. (2014). The Influence of Foreign Direct Investment on Foreign Trade in the Visegrad Countries from 2001 to 2011. Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review, 2(3), 7-18.

Wojciech Zysk
Cracow University of Economics  Poland
Sławomir Śmiech 
Cracow University of Economics  Poland

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