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dc.contributor.authorHardy, Jane
dc.identifier.citationHardy , J 1998 , ' Cathedrals in the desert? Transnationals, corporate strategy and locality in Wroclaw ' , Regional Studies , vol. 32 , no. 7 , pp. 639-52 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 1229709
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 4e2f3ae3-bfa4-4da7-a8ee-67639c223924
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 0031792487
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the relationship between the strategy and restructuring of transnational corporations, patterns of foreign direct investment and the transformation of the regions of East and Central Europe. Different views of the impact of foreign direct investment are interrogated by taking a case study approach which focuses on 12 significant brownfield and greenfield investments in the Wroc ^ aw region of Poland. The paper examines the relationship between their mode of entry and institutional engagement. Economic impacts are explored through looking at both the internal restructuring of firms and the wider linkages created in the local region. The paper concludes that, whilst the internal impact on individual firms has been marked, local linkages are not significant. Questions are raised about the effects of competition on indigenous firms. It is suggested that FDI has created 'cathedrals in the desert'. The paper argues that, rather than creating core or dynamic regions, FDI simply produces regions that contain a larger than average number of firms which have been made competitiveen
dc.relation.ispartofRegional Studies
dc.titleCathedrals in the desert? : Transnationals, corporate strategy and locality in Wroclawen
dc.contributor.institutionHertfordshire Business School
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research on Management, Economy and Society
dc.contributor.institutionGlobal Economy and Business Research Unit
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Accounting, Finance and Economics
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolHertfordshire Business School
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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