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The paper starts with a review of key literature on OFDI with focus on its motives and entry modes as well as the character of the internationalization trajectories of emerging multinationals. The ensuing sections introduce research hypotheses and present the results of their verification by using quantitative analysis. The final sections offer discussion about the relevance and implications of the findings, and finally, a summary of final conclusions and suggestions for future studies.

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The study is clearly subject to certain limitations, the key one being its limited sample size. Thus the present analysis cannot properly account for factors such as sector of activity, firm size, or host-country characteristics, which seem to be relevant from the point of view of specific FDI motives. Nonetheless it is part of a broader research project and therefore these initial results should first of all be regarded as the exploration of the international expansion patterns of Polish firms. Another limitation pertains to the unique use of subjective measures in order to probe the concepts investigated. Although the intention was to capture managerial perceptions which are crucial to expansion decisions, the use of secondary data might have improved the reliability and robustness of the research results obtained.

Marian Gorynia
Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Poznaniu

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This page is a summary of: Does outward FDI by Polish multinationals support existing theory? Findings from a quantitative study, Economics and Business Review, December 2015, Poznan University of Economics,
DOI: 10.18559/ebr.2015.4.6.
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