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Motives and modes of FDI in Poland - An exploratory qualitative study


  • Marian Gorynia
  • Jan Nowak
  • Radoslaw Wolniak


The present paper is based on a complex analysis of the results from a survey of seven subsidiaries of multinational corporations (MNCs), which entered the Polish market in the early nineties, and focuses on the motives and modes of setting up these subsidiaries. The survey design has been based on an extensive literature review and the collected data are analysed using a within-case and cross-case approach. The findings of this exploratory study lead to the formulation of pertinent hypotheses that may serve as possible guidelines for undertaking and stimulating future research based on larger and more representative samples of MNC subsidiaries.

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  • Marian Gorynia & Jan Nowak & Radoslaw Wolniak, 2007. "Motives and modes of FDI in Poland - An exploratory qualitative study," Journal of East European Management Studies, Rainer Hampp Verlag, vol. 12(2), pages 132-151.
  • Handle: RePEc:rai:joeems:doi_10.1688/1862-0019_jeems_2007_02_gorynia

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    motives for FDI; modes of FDI; transition economy; FDI in Poland;

    JEL classification:

    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • P20 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - General
    • P31 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Socialist Enterprises and Their Transitions


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