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Zdobycie obcej wiedzy kluczowym motywem BIZ ulokowanych za granicą

Alternative title:

Gaining knowledge as a key motive of FDI located abroad


Wachowska, Małgorzata

Subject and Keywords:

foreign direct investment   FDI   knowledge spillovers


Tyt. zeszytu: Transformacje systemu gospodarczego : (prace poświęcone pamięci Profesora Tomasza Afeltowicza)


There are many ways to gain foreign know-how. One of the most important channels of knowledge spillovers is foreign direct investment (FDI). Usually inward FDI are linking with knowledge transfer, while outward FDI are rather treated as a potential channel of know-how transfer. But according to empirical research results, many companies gain a profi t in the form of new knowledge from hosting country. Despite of these profi ts, gaining knowledge doesn’t need to be the most important motive for investing abroad. Results of empirical research aiming at defi ning a main motive of investment differ, especially when they concern European countries. However, part of empirical research confi rms that in case of Japanese and American enterprises one of the investment reasons is the intention to gain knowledge as opposed to enterprises from other countries. Furthermore, regardless of the nationality of the investor, locating of research and development units is more often – then in other cases – targeted to gain technology knowledge

Place of publishing:



Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego


Olszewski, Leon (1940- ). Red.

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ISSN 2084-4093  
ISBN 978-83-229-3281-0


pol   eng


Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis, ISSN 0239-6661 ; no 3398. Ekonomia, ISSN 2084-4093 ; 18, s. 171-179

Is version of:

Czasopisma Naukowe w Sieci (CNS)

Autor opisu:

WR U/PAdjm