Foreign direct investment, industrial restructuring and the upgrading of Polish exports

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Abstract

This paper poses a central question in relation to the economic-structural eVect
of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) with Polish manufacturing as an empirical
case: how FDI coincides with the technology intensity of Polish exports. A short
review of the available literature discusses critically the possibility of establishing
one-sided cause-eVect relationships between trade and FDI. Subsequently the
empirical analysis investigates what role incoming FDI appears to have played
in relation to Polish export specialization over the period 1989±1996. Results
indicate that FDI has aVected positively the technology intensity of the Polish
export base.
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Economics
Volume34
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)207-217
Number of pages11
ISSN0003-6846
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2002
Externally publishedYes

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