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How Important is Export-Platform FDI? Evidence from Multinational Activities in Poland

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  • Wp 08-28

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  • Ingo Geishecker, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany
  • Jørgen Ulff-Møller Nielsen, Denmark
  • Konrad Pawlik, Jagiellonian Institute, Warsaw, Poland
This paper investigates the link between export performance and multinational enterprise presence utilizing trade and industry data for Polish manufacturing industries for the years 1994-2002. Decomposing trade into final and intermediate goods and assessing the impact of foreign-owned capital on the respective export performance of Polish industries, we suggest a significant role of export-platform FDI into Poland, while the importance of FDI for vertical integration is limited suggesting that the sourcing of intermediate goods from Poland primarily occurs through arm's-length contractual outsourcing instead of in-house sourcing of multinational enterprises. The paper also suggests that over the sample period, where Poland has evolved into a relatively stable economic environment, the role of export-platform FDI has increased significantly.


Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationAarhus
PublisherAarhus School of Business, Aarhus University, Department of Economics
Number of pages36
ISBN (Print)9788778823984
ISBN (Electronic)9788778823991
Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Research areas

  • Export-platform FDI, Vertically integrated multinational enterprises, Export performance, Poland;, Contractual outsourcing

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