The mediating role of investment image in the effect of country image on investment intention: an empirical study on Egypt

Aya Mohamed Izzularab*, Farouk Radwan, Ramadan Gad, Peter Björk

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Purpose: This study aims to investigate the effect of country image on investment intention and the role of investment image as a mediating factor. Both cognitive and affective country image dimensions were addressed to assess the functional and emotional aspects of the country image and their effects on investment intention. The current study targeted Egypt, as one of the developing countries, from the point of view of Nordic investors.
Design/methodology/approach: Partial least squares structural equation modeling was used to test the proposed model using data collected from 124 top managers of different companies in the clean energy sector in Nordic countries.
Findings: The results showed that cognitive and affective country images are positively related to the investment image, and that investment image is positively correlated with the investment intention. The investment image has a full mediating role in the relationship between cognitive and affective country images and investment intention.
Originality/value: The past few decades have witnessed a growing interest in country image research; however, limited studies have investigated the impact of country image on foreign investment intention. This study adds to the understanding for the potential contribution of the investment image of developing countries in the decision-making process for the foreign direct investment.

OriginalspråkEngelska
Referentgranskad vetenskaplig tidskriftReview of International Business and Strategy
Volym33
Nummer3
Sidor (från-till)493-516
Antal sidor24
ISSN2059-6014
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 24.03.2023
MoE-publikationstypA1 Originalartikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift

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