FDI through cross-border acquisitions and greenfield investment in Poland

Floyd, David and Mercado, Simon (2004) FDI through cross-border acquisitions and greenfield investment in Poland. Journal of East-West Business , 9 (3/4). pp. 53-72. ISSN 1066-9868

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Full text URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J097v09n03_04

Abstract

This article looks at differences in the impact on Poland of cross-border acquisitions versus greenfield foreign direct investment activity. It starts with an analysis of the main determinants of foreign direct investment and the employment opportunities that can be created from such activity. The employment contribution of each entry mode is considered, and also the impact of the entry mode on local sourcing practices and the main reason behind the particular investment. The longterm versus the short nature of investment will also be considered. The findings compare the impact of firms at the time of their entry with the more recent situation. Evidence suggests that greenfield sites have much to offer with regards to employment opportunities and value-adding activities, though acquisitions have the benefit of better access to local knowledge.

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Additional Information:This article looks at differences in the impact on Poland of cross-border acquisitions versus greenfield foreign direct investment activity. It starts with an analysis of the main determinants of foreign direct investment and the employment opportunities that can be created from such activity. The employment contribution of each entry mode is considered, and also the impact of the entry mode on local sourcing practices and the main reason behind the particular investment. The longterm versus the short nature of investment will also be considered. The findings compare the impact of firms at the time of their entry with the more recent situation. Evidence suggests that greenfield sites have much to offer with regards to employment opportunities and value-adding activities, though acquisitions have the benefit of better access to local knowledge.
Keywords:Foreign Direct Investment, Cross-border acquisition, Greenfield investment, Poland
Subjects:L Social studies > L160 International Economics
N Business and Administrative studies > N120 International Business studies
N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:945
Deposited By: Jill Partridge
Deposited On:11 Jul 2007
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:15

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