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The Potential of Economic Diplomacy for Kosovo’s Economic Growth
The Potential of Economic Diplomacy for Kosovo’s Economic Growth

Author(s): Arben Salihu
Subject(s): Economy, National Economy, Economic policy
Published by: Kolegji ILIRIA and Felix-Verlag
Keywords: Economic Diplomacy; Kosovo; Trade; EU and USA;

Summary/Abstract: Historically, the wise use of country’s economic potential brought conducive political gains. In con-temporary times, where the business competition has reached its peak, the creative diplomacy that caters economic concerns, generally called the economic diplomacy is gaining pace. The term of Economic Diplomacy is fairly new, but apparently their search and evaluation of this concept is rapid-ly increasing, primarily to assess its impact on economic growth. Despite gaining popularity and ac-knowledgment, many countries are not taking full advantage of economic diplomacy, the Republic of Kosovo is case in point. The aim of this work is to explore the importance of economic diplomacy for Kosovo, a developing country, but with vast potential for growth. The study begins with a brief anal-ysis on Kosovo economic history and the first signs of economic diplomacy. In addition, it discusses the role, importance and the future of economic diplomacy for Kosovo, vis a vis challenges and op-portunities. It analysis the level of the use of economic diplomacy in the region, as well as presents data concerning Kosovo trade with world during the period 2004-2014. Finally, it offers a number of recommendations for economic development in relations to economic diplomacy and concludes that success of the economic diplomacy largely depends on active, creative and proactive leadership as well as shrewd decision making.

  • Issue Year: 5/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 287-309
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: English