Geographia Polonica (2018) vol. 91, iss. 4

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Spatial concentration of foreign owned entities in Poland

Jarosław Michał Nazarczuk, Anna Krajewska

Geographia Polonica (2018) vol. 91, iss. 4, pp. 413-426
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0128

Abstract

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 concentrationof firms with foreign capital (FOEs) in Poland at the municipality/gmina level (LAU 2) between 1995 and 2017as 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.

Keywords: location, agglomeration, cities, foreign direct investment, FDI, determinants, spatial autocorrelation

Jarosław Michał Nazarczuk [jaroslaw.nazarczuk@uwm.edu.pl], Faculty of Economic Sciences, Department of Economic and Regional Policy University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn Oczapowskiego 4, 10‑719 Olsztyn: Poland
Anna Krajewska [a.krajewska@uwm.edu.pl], Faculty of Economic Sciences, Department of Economic and Regional Policy University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn Oczapowskiego 4, 10‑719 Olsztyn: Poland