Oditor, Vol. VI, No. 03/2020

Vladan Stanković[1], Gordana Mrdak[2], Miloš Miljković[3]

doi: 10.5937/Oditor2003089S
Original scientific paper


The subject of this paper is an analysis of advantages and disadvantages of international investments – foreign direct investment (FDI) with a brief overview of the Republic of Serbia and its level and structure of FDI. Foreign direct investment is an important factor in development, especially in developing countries and countries in transition. Countries in transition, which includes Serbia and all Western Balkan countries feel a lack of capital, so it is important for them to fill the gap with foreign direct investment. For countries with current account deficits, FDI is used to increase exports and alleviate current account deficit problems. Based on experience and theoretical consideration, the paper points out the necessity of changes in our business environment, in order for Serbia to use foreign direct investments (with all its negative characteristics) which can and must give a special contribution and impetus to its economic growth.

Key words: international investments, foreign direct investments, multinational companies, economic growth, employment, export.

[1] Assistant professor, PhD Vladan Stankovic, Faculty of business studies and law, Belgrade, R. Serbia, E-mail: vladisa.stankovic@gmail.com
[2] Assistant professor, PhD Gordana Mrdak, Alfa BK University, Belgrade, R. Serbia, E-mail: gordana.mrdak@alfa.edu.rs
[3] Milos Miljkovic, M.A. Land Army, Belgrade, R. Serbia, E-mail: milos.miljkovic.mekis@gmail.com