Antoine Frèrejean, Lydia Coudroy de Lille, Ivan Savchuk. FRENCH FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN UKRAINE
Ukr. geogr. z. 2017, N1:55-60
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Antoine Frèrejean - CNRS, University of Lumière Lyon 2, EVS, UMR5600, F-69007, France;
Lydia Coudroy de Lille - CNRS, University of Lumière Lyon 2, EVS, UMR5600, F-69007, France;
Ivan Savchuk - Institute of Geographe of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv.


The purpose of the paper is to reveal the geographical aspects of the prevalence of French direct investment in Ukraine in the years 2000s. For this, the analysis focuses on the role and the importance of France among the leading investor countries in the Ukrainian economy, and on the influence of geopolitics on the volume of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country. The analysis reveals the impact of the policy of Europeanization of Ukraine since its independence. The paper deals with the sectorial distribution of French FDI and shows the spatial distribution of the French enterprises in the country and in the urban network. The analysis points a higher distribution in the nation’s capital – Kyiv, where is concentrated the largest number of firms’ headquarters and the highest value of FDI.

Key words: 
Foreign Direct Investments, Europeanization, France, Ukraine

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