Does Outward FDI by Polish Multinationals Support Existing Theory? Findings from a Quantitative Study

Marian Gorynia , Jan Nowak , Piotr Trąpczyński , Radosław Wolniak


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
Author Marian Gorynia (WGM / KKM)
Marian Gorynia,,
- Department of International Competitiveness
, Jan Nowak - IBD Business School
Jan Nowak,,
, Piotr Trąpczyński (WGM / KKM)
Piotr Trąpczyński,,
- Department of International Competitiveness
, Radosław Wolniak - University of Warsaw (UW)
Radosław Wolniak,,
Journal seriesEconomics and Business Review, [Poznan University of Economics Review], ISSN 2392-1641, e-ISSN 2450-0097, [1643-5877], (B 15 pkt)
Issue year2015
Vol1 (15)
Publication size in sheets0.85
Keywords in Englishoutward foreign direct investment, FDI motives, FDI establishment modes, emerging multinationals, Central and Eastern Europe, Poland
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)15
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 23-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 23-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
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