Regional Determinants of FDI Distribution in Poland

33 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2009

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Agnieszka Chidlow

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Business School

Stephen Young

University of Glasgow

Date Written: November 20, 2008

Abstract

In this paper we examine the location determinants of the inflow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Poland, at a regional level. Using survey data from an online questionnaire in February 2005 and a multinomial logit model incorporating the investor's specific characteristics, we show that knowledge-seeking factors alongside market and agglomeration factors, act as the main drivers for the inflow of FDI to the Mazowieckie region (including Warsaw), while efficiency and geographical factors encourage FDI to the other areas of Poland. Some implications are drawn for FDI attraction policy in Poland.

Keywords: location choice, transition economies, foreign direct investment

JEL Classification: F23, L20, R10

Suggested Citation

Chidlow, Agnieszka and Young, Stephen, Regional Determinants of FDI Distribution in Poland (November 20, 2008). William Davidson Institute Working Paper No. 943. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1488331 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1488331

Agnieszka Chidlow (Contact Author)

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Business School ( email )

Edgbaston Park Road
Birmingham, B15 2TY
United Kingdom

Stephen Young

University of Glasgow ( email )

Adam Smith Business School
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8LE
United Kingdom

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