Foreign direct investments impact on competitiveness of enterprises and selected aspects of the polish economy development stability
The aim of the paper was an attempt at assessment of the influence of foreign direct invest-ments on competitiveness of enterprises and thus on selected elements determining in Polish econ-omy its stabile growth (investment level, including foreign direct investment and innovation devel-opment - increasing numbers of awarded patents and wider use of high technologies in the industrial production). The research used statistical data made available by the Central Statistical Office (GUS). Entities with participation of foreign capital have significant influence on development sta-bility among others: by a high share of investment outlays in these companies in total investment outlays in Poland (averaged 40%), developed research and development activities (foreign entities were awarded 1542 patents, Polish 1099) and wider use of high technologies in the industrial pro-duction sold than is the case with the domestic entities.
JEL codes: F210, O110, O310.
Article in: English
Published on-line: 2011-03-21
Keyword(s): foreign direct investments, innovation, economic development
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