1 Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University2 GlobID -Globalization and Industry Dynamics, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University3 Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University4 Jagiellonian Institute5 Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
The Importance of the Organization of Production
Using a unique database containing trade and industry variables of foreign-owned companies in the Polish manufacturing industry for the years 1993-2002, we investigate the relationship between the organizational structure of multinational enterprises in Poland and the export structure of their affiliates. We find that labour intensity and foreign control are the main explanatory variables for the export intensity of the affiliates. Given the overall rise in export intensity over the period of investigation, our findings suggest that export-platform FDI has become a more important mode of organization for multinational enterprises (MNEs) as Poland has evolved into a relatively stable economic environment where MNEs feel comfortable basing their regional operations.
Economics of Transition, 2007, Vol 15, Issue 3, p. 603-624