FACTORS FOSTERING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN UKRAINE - VERIFICATION OF THE GRAVITY MODEL (Uwarunkowania inwestycji zagranicznych na Ukrainie -e-learning, educational situation, makro-social dimension weryfikacja modelu ciazenia)
The aim of this article is to present the factors fostering foreign direct investment in Ukraine. The gravity model was used in order to utilize the aim of the study. This model is based on the principle that the level of FDI between two countries is based on the level of GDP. Additionally if the distance between the countries is quite high, the cost of the foreign trade increases and this is the impulse of foreign direct investment increase. The gravity model was verified in market oriented countries, but there is lack of studies in the transformational economies.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.