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Firm Level Analysis of FDI and Social Development


  • Łukasz Goczek

    () (Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw)


The purpose of this paper is to explore, with the use of quantitative methods, the relationship between FDI and social development at a firm level. The study focused on obstacles to businesses associated with social development as perceived by companies with foreign capital in Central and Eastern Europe. The investigated factors mostly dealt with education and skills of workers in Central and Eastern Europe. For this purpose, an empirical study was conducted with a sample of 25,000 companies in the region of Central and Eastern Europe during 2002-2008. The empirical study showed that companies with foreign capital more often encounter difficulties associated with an insufficiently educated labour force in relation to the companies with the participation of domestic private capital. This analysis was developed to demonstrate that these companies employ workers with higher education and skilled workers more often than similar firms with ownership that is national, private or public.

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  • Łukasz Goczek, 2013. "Firm Level Analysis of FDI and Social Development," Working Papers 2013-07, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw.
  • Handle: RePEc:war:wpaper:2013-07

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    1. Andrzej Cieślik & Łukasz Goczek, 2015. "Corruption and Export Performance in Post-communist Countries: Evidence from Firm-level Data," Ekonomia journal, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw, vol. 42.
    2. Andrzej Cieslik, 2014. "Globalization And Human Development In Post-Transition Countries: Empirical Evidence From Panel Data," Oeconomia Copernicana, Institute of Economic Research, vol. 5(3), pages 7-27, September.

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    FDI; HDI; social development;

    JEL classification:

    • F20 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - General
    • E66 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General Outlook and Conditions
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies

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