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Title: Spatial concentration of foreign owned entities in Poland


Geographia Polonica Vol. 91 No. 4 (2018)



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Foreign direct investment plays a crucial role in global capital and trade flows. The FDI’s influence on national, regional and local economies is often the subject of public political and economic discussion, as well as numerous incentives to acquire foreign capital. The aim of this article is to identify the spatial concentration of firms with foreign capital (FOEs) in Poland at the municipality/gmina level (LAU 2) between 1995 and 2017 as well as the determinants of their location. With the use of I Moran’s statistics and spatial probit models, the intensity of the FDI location as well as their location determinants were verified. The authors also indicate the areas of spatial concentration and potential areas of positive externalities resulting from FOEs agglomeration.


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