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Networks and Competitiveness in Polish Foreign-owned and Domestic Firms


  • Katarzyna Binkiewicz
  • Jacek Cukrowski
  • Michal Gorzynski
  • Malgorzata Jakubiak
  • Amelia Kalukiewicz
  • Piotr Wojcik


In this study deepens the available knowledge about the networks of Polish manufacturing firms. Among the questions touched upon in this analysis are: Do foreign-owned companies have less developed networks of Polish suppliers than domestically owned companies? What is the role of the science and technology sector in industrial innovation? What benefits do firms derive from cooperation with various types of partners? To achieve a mix of mature and emerging industries, four manufacturing industries were selected for analysis: • electronics • auto/auto parts • pharmaceuticals •food and beverages. The introduction, briefly overviews the recent development and performance of the four industries in Poland. The second section presents case studies of eight firms – two from each of the four industries studied. These case studies were carried out in 2003. The third section, analyzes data collected from a sample of 226 companies in 2004.

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  • Katarzyna Binkiewicz & Jacek Cukrowski & Michal Gorzynski & Malgorzata Jakubiak & Amelia Kalukiewicz & Piotr Wojcik, 2005. "Networks and Competitiveness in Polish Foreign-owned and Domestic Firms," CASE Network Reports 0061, CASE-Center for Social and Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:sec:cnrepo:0061

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    1. Slavo Radosevic, 1999. "Patterns of innovative activities in countries of Central and Eastern Europe: An analysis based on comparison of innovation surveys," SPRU Working Paper Series 35, SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex.
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