The spatial organization of multinational firms
AbstractUsing six years of firm-level data covering 224 regions of the enlarged European Union, we evaluate the importance to a firm of locating its activities (production, headquarters, R&D, logistics and sales) close together. We find that, after controlling for regional characteristics, being closely located to a previous investment positively affects firm location choice. However, the impact of distance is dependent on the type of investment (production or service). The impact dies out faster for service activities. Finally, we show that a surprisingly positive effect comes from locating a new production plant close to an existing production investment, but in another country.
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Volume (Year): 45 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
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- Fabrice Defever, 2010. "The Spatial Organization of Multinational Firms," CESifo Working Paper Series 3304, CESifo Group Munich.
- Fabrice Defever, . "The Spatial Organization of Multinational Firms," Discussion Papers 10/29, University of Nottingham, GEP.
- Fabrice Defever, 2010. "The Spatial Organization of Multinational Firms," CEP Discussion Papers dp1029, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
- L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
- R3 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Production Analysis, and Firm Location
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