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Volume 1 (15) Number 4 pp. 84-101

Marian Gorynia1, Jan Nowak2, Piotr Trąpczyński1, Radosław Wolniak3

1Poznań University of Economics, Faculty of International Business and Economics, Department of International Competitiveness,Poznań, Poland
2
IBD Business School,Warsaw, Poland.
3
University of Warsaw, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Department of Development Economics, Warsaw, Poland.

Does outward FDI by Polish multinationals support existing theory? Findings from a quantitative study

Abstract:
This study identifies and investigates the relationships between FDI motives and establishment modes in the context of outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) undertaken by companies from Poland. It is based on survey data collected in 2013 from Polish companies engaged in FDI. A number of hypotheses, derived from pertinent outward FDI literature, are tested using quantitative analysis tools. Its main findings show that almost half of the surveyed firms preceded their first FDI project with exports, but at the same time a similar proportion of firms had no host-country experience prior to their initial FDI project. The study indicates the leading role of market-seeking motives in Polish OFDI followed by efficiency-seeking and strategic assetseeking motives, with only a marginal role being left to resource-seeking.
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Keywords: outward foreign direct investment, FDI motives, FDI establishment modes, emerging multinationals, Central and Eastern Europe, Poland.

DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2015.4.6

For citation:

MLA Gorynia, Marian, et al. "Does outward FDI by Polish multinationals support existing theory? Findings from a quantitative study." Economics and Business Review EBR 15.4 (2015): 84-101. DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2015.4.6
APA M., G., J., N., P., T., & R., W. (2015). Does outward FDI by Polish multinationals support existing theory? Findings from a quantitative study. Economics and Business Review EBR 15(4), 84-101 DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2015.4.6
ISO 690 GORYNIA, Marian, et al. Does outward FDI by Polish multinationals support existing theory? Findings from a quantitative study. Economics and Business Review EBR, 2015, 15.4: 84-101. DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2015.4.6