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

  • Bartlomiej Kaminski
  • Beata Smarzynska

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

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