The role of Foreign Direct Investment as generator of employment in the Macedonian manufacturing sector

Nikoloski, Dimitar (2017) The role of Foreign Direct Investment as generator of employment in the Macedonian manufacturing sector. Balkan and Near Eastern Journal of Social Sciences, 3 (4). pp. 15-27. ISSN 2149-9314

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Abstract

Macedonia as a less developed post-transition country during the past decade has marked a moderate growing economic performance coupled with high and sustained unemployment. In this context, fostering FDI has been promoted by the Macedonian government as one of the main instruments for tackling unemployment and providing further economic development. On the other hand, attracting the FDI has been criticised as a reason for government’s engagement in a race to the bottom deregulation and worsening labour standards. Despite its relevance, the assessment of these policies effectiveness including the FDI effects on employment in Macedonia has received little attention by researchers and policymakers. Having in mind the above considerations, the aim of this paper is to assess the impact of FDI on the labour market outcomes in the manufacturing sector. For this purpose, we will attempt to identify the determinants of employment in the manufacturing sector in Macedonia by paying attention to the role of FDI inflows. The results from the analyses are used for deriving conclusions and formulating policy measures in order to reshape the role of FDI in the manufacturing sector.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Economics and Business
Divisions: Faculty of Economics
Depositing User: Mr Dimitar Risteski
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2019 19:52
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2019 19:52
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/2228

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