Effect of International Direct Investments on Jordan’s Economy

  •  Abdul Aziz Saymeh    
  •  Marwan Mohammad Abu Orabi    


The main objective of this research concerns the detailed information advocated by data to the latest developments in the volume of external investments in the Kingdom and their effects on Jordan’s economic growth. The study problem stems from the challenges facing the national economy in general and the role of none Jordanian investments and their effect on upgrading the national economic growth. In this study, researchers have used the descriptive analytical methods through the financial and economic reports and other relevant information available in the annual reports and publications issued by the financial institutions via measuring the effect of international direct investment(IDI) in boosting the national gross domestic product(GDP) in Jordan for 2005-2015 period. Research hypotheses were tested by using Pearson’s correlation formula (IDI) and (GDP). The correlation negative (inverse). Analysis results revealed that the correlation between these investments are not linked to its (GDP) alone, thus, researchers have attributed it to several other variables which might have greater impact on GDP and recommend that Jordan should develop long-term strategies for investments in several productive areas characterized by investment sustainability, rather than directing investments to short-term areas seeking rapid profits. Also taking advantage lessons of successful countries in attracting foreign investments such as Malaysian, Korean and Thai experiences and should encourage specialized studies to examine further variables that might have strong impacts on Jordan's economic growth.

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