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Foreign Direct Investment and its Employment Effects in Polish Manufacturing During Transition


  • Anna Golejewska

    () (Faculty of Economics, University of Gdansk)


The paper presents potential effects of FDI on the quantity, quality and location of employment in a host country. Empirical analysis shows direct impact of FDI on employment creation/preservation in Polish manufacturing during transition. In 1993-2000 employment growth in foreign investment enterprises did not compensate for the decline in domestic controlled employment. However, the effects differ between industries. Foreign presence has a positive impact on performance of domestic industry as a whole in terms of both usage of capital-intensive technologies and labour productivity. Further econometrical research and more data are necessary to show indirect and spillover-effects of FDI in this area. These effects can have an impact equal or even higher than the direct creation of jobs in foreign firms.

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  • Anna Golejewska, 2002. "Foreign Direct Investment and its Employment Effects in Polish Manufacturing During Transition," Working Papers of Economics of European Integration Division 0204, The Univeristy of Gdansk, Faculty of Economics, Economics of European Integration Division.
  • Handle: RePEc:gda:wpaper:0204

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    FDI; Transition; Employment; Poland;

    JEL classification:

    • F20 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - General
    • P23 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Factor and Product Markets; Industry Studies; Population


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