The Role of knowledge Economy in Attracting Foreign Direct Investment A Comparative Study for the First Ten Countries Of the Continents of the World


The research seeks to examine the role of knowledge economy in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) of the first ten countries within the five continents of the world, due to the importance of FDI in achieving growth and development .The aim of the research is to study the trends of FDI during 2011, by using analytical ,theoretical and quantitative techniques; Also, the research found a major conclusion that is the FDI is divided by regions and countries on the basis of the development of knowledge economy sometimes and other times on the basis of the available natural resources in other countries and regions of the research sample.