عنوان مقاله [English]
Today, foreign direct investment is known as one of the best methods for the financing of investment projects. Using FDI also
has other objectives such as technological, managerial and educational capibilities promotion, developing of exports markets, improving the standard of domestic productions, and moving toward the market economy. In this regard, it is the function of goverments to help the dynamic of domestic industries and entrepreneurs for attracting the participation of foreign investors and technology suppliers.
This paper has a look on the performance of FDI in the world economy and recognizes the prerequisites for attracting FDI. The results from the estimation of different models for explaining the FDI inflow to developing countries indicate the possitive effects of economic growth and economic freedom and the negative effects of high wages and high financial, political and economic risks. Human capital is not significant alone, but it could be determinant in interaction with FDI inward stock. This important fact illustrates
that human capital in host developing countries, with desirable investment conditions, prepares a basis for attracting FDI. Based
on the results, some recommendations are presented for development of the national FDI policies in the economy of Iran.