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Palgrave Macmillan

Determinants of FDI Flows within Emerging Economies

A Case Study of Poland

ISBN 9781137372161
Publication Date May 2014
Formats Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Studies in Economic Transition

Determinants of FDI Flows within Emerging Economies provides a detailed examination of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Poland and explores the impact this has on foreign investment policy. The book analyzes and identifies the location patterns of FDI across different regions in Poland and strives to determine the supporting motives behind location choices of foreign companies. The study also identifies the leading foreign firms present in Poland and examines whether their presence has an effect on the location choices of smaller foreign firms from the same industry.

A revealed location advantage (RLA) model is used to determine relative industrial concentration of foreign firms across Polish regions. Furthermore, statistical analysis between RLA index is used to measure the degree of industrial specialization (across industries) in each region. In addition, relevant local economic factors such as: market size, labor pool and skill, amount of FDI, regional GDP, and the investment in R and D, are used to determine the relationships that support the attraction of foreign firms to particular regions.

Arkadiusz Mironko serves as Executive Director for Graduate Programs at the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Riverside, USA. Previously, he was the academic director for MBA programs at RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands. He teaches courses in global competition and business strategy. His current research interests are in the areas of foreign direct investment strategy, global business strategy, global competition, developing economies, and knowledge creation and transfer in multinational corporations.

1. Location Choice and Clustering of Foreign Subsidiaries on the Economic Sustainability and Competitiveness of the Host Regions
2. Heterogeneity of Economic Space: Introduction of the Problem
3. Local Strengths and Foreign Firms' Location Choice: the Research Design, Data and Methodology
4. Concentration of Foreign Firms in Poland based on Industrial Specialization and Country of Origin Criteria: the Results and Summary of the Evidence
5. The Results of the Analysis of Location Choices by Industry Leading Firms Investing in Poland on the Location Choices of Small and Medium Size Foreign Investors
6. Final Analysis of FDI Patterns Across Regions in Poland and Policy Recommendations
7. Afterword
8. Appendices
9. Bibliography

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