Geographia Polonica (2017) vol. 90, iss. 2

Distribution of foreign direct investment across the national urban system in countries of Central and Eastern Europe in 2013

Natalia Zdanowska

Geographia Polonica (2017) vol. 90, iss. 2, pp. 5-24 | Full text

This article aims to investigate the origin of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and its spatial distribution among CEE headquarters in national urban systems. The conceptual framework is based on discussion of the role of metropolises. To provide a broad geographical scope the ORBIS database has been used, and its value has been discussed. The analysis shows that headquarters in capital cities were still attracting the greatest amount of foreign direct investment as of 2013, even when considerations are set at the level of different types of activity sector.

Keywords: Central and Eastern Europe, cities, foreign direct investment, headquarters, spatial distribution

Natalia Zdanowska, UMR 8504 Géographie-cités Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne 13 rue du Four, 75006 Paris: France