The Mediator Effect of Foreign Direct Investments on the Relation between Logistics Performance and Economic Growth

Journal of Global Strategic Management, vol. 17, June 2015

5 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2019

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Ümit Çelebi

Istanbul Commerce University

Mustafa Emre Civelek

Istanbul Commerce University

Murat Çemberci

Istanbul Commerce University

Date Written: September 07, 2015

Abstract

Economic growth is a process of enhancement in total production level measured by absolute and relative increases or real production per capita. Economic growth is also related with development of production capacity. Recent researches consider Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as one of the indicators of growth. Logistics Performance Index (LPI) issued by World Bank is an indicator of logistics performance of a country consisting of six dimensions. Foreign Direct Investments involve establishing operations or acquiring tangible assets by a foreign firm for doing businesses in other country. In order to indicate the importance of logistics performance and capabilities, the paper investigates the mediator effect of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on the relation between Logistics Performance and Economic Growth. Research model is used to test above relationships through hierarchical regression method. As a result of analyses conducted, the mediator effect of FDI on the relation between LPI and GDP is found as statistically significant.

Keywords: Logistics, Gross Domestic Product, Foreign Direct Investment

Suggested Citation

Çelebi, Ümit and Civelek, Mustafa Emre and Çemberci, Murat, The Mediator Effect of Foreign Direct Investments on the Relation between Logistics Performance and Economic Growth (September 07, 2015). Journal of Global Strategic Management, vol. 17, June 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3338308

Ümit Çelebi

Istanbul Commerce University ( email )

Imrahor Cad. No. 90
Sutluce Beyoglu
Istanbul
Turkey

Mustafa Emre Civelek (Contact Author)

Istanbul Commerce University ( email )

Sütlüce Campus
Istanbul
Turkey
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Murat Çemberci

Istanbul Commerce University ( email )

Imrahor Cad. No. 90
Sutluce Beyoglu
Istanbul
Turkey

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