Regional Determinants of FDI Distribution in Poland
33 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2009
Date Written: November 20, 2008
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
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