Establishment Mode Choices of Emerging Multinationals: Evidence from Poland

Marian Gorynia , Jan Nowak , Piotr Trąpczyński , Radosław Wolniak


This study identifies and investigates the determinants of fdi modes in the context of outward foreign direct investment (ofdi) undertaken by companies from Poland. The analysis covers the interfaces between selected host-country variables and firm resources with fdi modes. A conceptual framework for fdi mode determinants is presented as a basis for the ensuing empirical analysis. The research hypotheses based on previous research are subjected to statistical verification using survey data of 60 Polish foreign investors collected throughout 2013. The main findings show that an increase of previous host-country exposure, as well as hostcountry market attractiveness, favour the choice of green-field mode, while the lack of such exposure and the related knowledge favours acquisitions. Moreover the said green-field operations tend to be located in politically stable markets. The possession of intangible resources turns out to be irrelevant for fdi mode choice
Author Marian Gorynia (WGM / KKM)
Marian Gorynia,,
- Department of International Competitiveness
, Jan Nowak
Jan Nowak,,
, Piotr Trąpczyński (WGM / KKM)
Piotr Trąpczyński,,
- Department of International Competitiveness
, Radosław Wolniak - University of Warsaw (UW)
Radosław Wolniak,,
Journal seriesManaging Global Transitions: International Research Journal, ISSN 1581-6311, (B 10 pkt)
Issue year2015
Publication size in sheets1.15
Keywords in Englishforeign direct investment, fdi modes, emerging multinationals, Central and Eastern Europe
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)10
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 0.0, 30-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 10.0, 30-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Citation count*9 (2020-01-19)
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