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Regional Development of Small Firms in Poland

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  • Subrata Ghatak
  • Alan Mulhern

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  • Chris Stewart

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Employing a probit, logit and gompit model this paper demonstrates that small firm development, represented by a group of structural, behavioral and performance variables determine regional location in Poland. The paper uses original data that samples the small firm stratum in two contrasting regions, Pomorskie and Lubelskie. The following variables were shown to be significantly correlated with regional location: legal structure, subcontracting, technological level of the products of the firm, average wage and intention to expand turnover. Copyright Springer 2005

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  • Subrata Ghatak & Alan Mulhern & Chris Stewart, 2005. "Regional Development of Small Firms in Poland," Economic Change and Restructuring, Springer, vol. 38(2), pages 129-146, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:ecopln:v:38:y:2005:i:2:p:129-146
    DOI: 10.1007/s10644-005-1913-7
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    1. Ghatak, Subrata & Pop-Silaghi, Monica Ioana, 2009. "Inter-regional migration in Romania," Economics Discussion Papers 2009-4, School of Economics, Kingston University London.
    2. Silaghi, Monica Ioana & Ghatak, Subrata, 2011. "Why do not They Move from Rural to Urban Areas? Inter-Regional Migration in Romania," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 0(1), pages 143-158, March.
    3. Ghatak, Subrata & Mulhern, Alan & Watson, John, 2007. "Inter-regional migration in transition economies: the case of Poland," Economics Discussion Papers 2007-7, School of Economics, Kingston University London.

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    Keywords

    C22; C52; L00; P27; location choice; polish small firms; regional polarities; probit/logit/gompit model;

    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • L00 - Industrial Organization - - General - - - General
    • P27 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Performance and Prospects

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