||The goal of the present research is identifying the effective factors in absorbing foreign direct investment (FDI). In this regard, absorbing this sort of investment in 15 countries and also in Iran will be studied.
This research has been prepared in 5 chapters. The first chapter is given to the generalities at the end of which some important terms are also defined. In the second chapter, we learn about the different methods of foreign financing, components forming and different forms of FDI. Moreover, we present theories supervising FDI and we explain the most important former research studies in this ground, both in Iran and other countries. Definitely, the subjects in this chapter will help us to follow the next chapters. In the third chapter, in addition to studying the flow of FD to the 15 selected countries, we will have a look at the history of the foreign investment in Iran and all laws, possibly affecting the flow of FDI in Iran. In the fourth chapter, in order to identify the effective factors, in the selected countries and, also the obstacles of the direct foreign investment in Iran, the problems and its shortcomings will be studied. In this regard we will have a comparative study between Iran and the 15 selected countries. The fifth chapter is given to summing up the studies and presenting suggestions and the practical solutions.