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The investment activity of cities in the context of their administrative status: A case study from Poland

Przybyla, Katarzyna and Kachniarz, Marian and Ramsey, David (2020): The investment activity of cities in the context of their administrative status: A case study from Poland. Published in: Cities , Vol. 97, (1 February 2020): p. 102505.

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Abstract

The article attempts to identify and assess the investment activity of major Polish cities, taking into account the division into voivodship cities, remaining the regional capitals, and also the ones which, as a result of public administration system reform, carried out in Poland in the 1990s, lost this function. Based on the group of diagnostic features (city investment expenditure per capita, capital expenditure of cities in relation to their total expenditure, capital expenditure of cities in relation to their own revenues), taxonomic synthetic measures for the studied cities were constructed. The research covered the years 2004 – 2015 – the period of particular investment intensity caused by the inflow of EU funds. It was concluded that even though the city status and revenue potential is, to some extent, determined by its investment activity, there are, however, clear examples showing that the appropriate local policy can modify these determinants.

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