Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is seen as the fundamental part for an open and successful international economic system and a major mechanism for development. In this circumstance, the paper examines the benefits of FDI as a key component for successful and sustainable economic growth and also as a part of a method to social improvement. The aim is to highlight the most important channels through which FDI makes a significant and exceptional impact on the economic development of the host countries. At the same instance, it is important to recognize that, like all things, FDI is not all good no bad. A separate discussion is devoted to the potential negative impacts of FDI flows on host economies.
FDI, resource transfer effects, international trade, privatisation
F21, M0, F40, L33