Academy of Marketing Studies Journal (Print ISSN: 1095-6298; Online ISSN: 1528-2678)


The Role of Foreign Investment In Promoting Exports In Zimbabwe

Author(s): Tayengwa Chitauro

This paper seeks to examine the level of FDI in Zimbabwe in relation to the exports over the period 2016-2020, with the intention to explain the low levels of FDI resulting in subdued levels of exports. In order to establish the impact of foreign investment on exports, the data sets for Zimbabwe and South Africa’s FDI inflows and value of exports, over the same period, were reviewed. The study concludes that the lack of significant FDI in Zimbabwe, has contributed to the lack of growth in its exports. Given the need to grow the economy of Zimbabwe, there is therefore, greater need to take its exports to new levels. This study contributes to the on-going discussion on FDI being associated with growth of exports in low income economies

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