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Integration into Global Production and Distribution Networks through FDI: The Case of Poland

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  • Bartlomiej Kaminski
  • Beata Smarzynska

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Technological progress has led to increasing importance of the international division of labour organized around global production and distribution networks. Multinational corporations have been a driving force behind these developments. This article studies the role of MNCs in integrating a host country into the international system of division of labour in the context of Poland. It provides evidence of Poland's increasing participation in global production and distribution networks that is taking place through FDI inflows. It concludes that, thanks to a large volume of FDI inflows, Poland's exports driven by production fragmentation will continue to expand at even faster rates than those observed in recent years.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Post-Communist Economies.

Volume (Year): 13 (2001)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 265-288

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Cited by:
  1. Kaminski, Bartlomiej & Ng, Francis, 2004. "Romania's integration into European markets : implications for sustainability of the current export boom," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3451, The World Bank.
  2. Kaminski, Bartlomiej, 2001. "How accession to the European Union has affected external trade and foreign direct investment in Central European economies," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2578, The World Bank.
  3. Petr Pavlinek, 2002. "The Role of Foreign Direct Investment in the Privatisation and Restructuring of the Czech Motor Industry," Post-Communist Economies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(3), pages 359-379.

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