Is the 'flying geese' paradigm useful to explain advancement in the European Union by means of FDI phenomenon?

Teresa Kamińska

Abstract

The article is the attempt to verify if a long-time existing paradigm of “flying geese” (FGP) might be applied to describe development among the European Union (EU) countries considering foreign direct investment (FDI) flows. Up to now the pat- tern has been widely used to investigate the process of catching up on growth in the East Asia both in theory and development policy. Although FGP is well known among the Western theorists, it has not been exploited to explain a less advanced economies’ pursuit of developed ones, particularly within the EU countries. Therefore, the inquiry is aimed to explain the role of FDI in upgrading the follower’s economy in the process of catching up a leader. The scientific task rests on answering the question whether the newcomers to the EU (Spain and Poland as examples) have changed internal tier of the flying geese forma- tion since their accession, i.e. whether they were able to move to a higher rung of the ladder.
Author Teresa Kamińska KMikro
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- Department of Microeconomics
Journal seriesJournal of International Studies, ISSN 2071-8330, e-ISSN 2306-3483
Issue year2016
Vol9
No2
Pages9-24
Publication size in sheets0.75
Keywords in English'flying geese', paradigm, foreign trade, FDI, catching-up process, European Union, Poland, Spain
DOIDOI:10.14254/2071-8330.2016/9-2/1
URL http://www.jois.eu/files/JIS_Vol9_No2_Kaminska.pdf
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); with publication
Score (nominal)11
ScoreMinisterial score = 11.0, 13-12-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 11.0, 13-12-2017, ArticleFromJournal
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