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ISSN 1999-5431
E-ISSN 2409-5095

Aneta Hintošová 1, Terézia Barlašová2
  • 1 Dr., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Management, Faculty of Business Economics with seat in Košice, University of Economics in Bratislava, 13 Tajovského, 041 30 Košice, Slovak Republic.
  • 2 Ph.D. Student, Department of Management, Faculty of Business Economics with seat in Košice, University of Economics in Bratislava., 13 Tajovského, 041 30 Košice, Slovak Republic.


2021. No. 5. P. 27–40 [issue contents]
Foreign direct investment (FDI) is generally considered as an important driver of economic growth and employment opportunities. In particular, countries in transition are adopting their investment promotion policies to attract FDI and direct it to the required sectors and regions. Public financial support in the form of investment incentives is used as one of the direct tools of investment promotion policy. However, this financial support is only considered effective in attracting FDI if the country attains the minimum threshold of quality of the business environment. The aim of the present study is to evaluate development of investment promotion policy, especially the provision of financial and fiscal investment incentives, as well as the level of economic freedom with regard to attracting FDI in Slovakia. The findings indicate that the preference of particular forms of investment incentives by the Slovak government has changed over time. The results of the regression analysis further show that while financial incentives have a positive statistically significant effect on FDI inflows, in the case of fiscal stimuli this effect is surprisingly negative. Based on our results, the overall level of economic freedom seems to not have a statistically significant effect on attracting FDI in Slovakia. The study contributes to the literature by providing a rationale for investment promotion policy reform and by offering some implications for governments seeking to attract targeted FDI.


Bobenič Hintošová, A. & Barlašová, T. (2021). The Role of Investment Promotion Policy in Attracting Foreign Direct Investment: The Case of Slovakia. Public Administration Issues, no 5 (Special Issue I, electronic edition), pp. 27-40 (in English). DOI: 10.17323/1999-5431-2021-0-5-27-40.

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