Functional and sectoral division of labour within Central and Eastern European countries: evidence from greenfield FDI

T Dogaru, Martijn Burger, Bas Karreman, Frank van Oort

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Abstract

In this paper, we analyse the sectoral and functional division of labour in Central and Eastern European (CEE) regions within the convergence debate. By analysing the investment decisions of multinational corporations in 49 NUTS 2 regions across six European CEE countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria), we show that capital city regions not only receive more greenfield FDI but also attract a larger variety of investments in terms of sectors and functions. Capital cities are more likely to host higher-end sectors and functions, which provides an explanation for the existing regional disparities within CEE countries. These results highlight the importance of functional and sectoral divisions of labour in the view of regional profiling and contribute to the recent EU Cohesion Policy debate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-129
Number of pages10
JournalTijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
Volume106
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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