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The determinants of foreign direct investment in China: The case of Taiwanese firms in the IT industry

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  • Lin, Feng-Jyh
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    This study illustrates the factors that affect a firm's intention to engage in foreign direct investment (FDI) in China, using Taiwanese firms in the Information Technology (IT) sector as an example. By building upon the literature, we investigate a firm's decision to engage in FDI by taking industry and firm factors into consideration. This study applies an event history technique to perform an empirical analysis, taking into account the conditional probability of the element of time. These factors are analyzed in a dynamic context using a sample of 667 Taiwanese firms in 10 industries between 1996 and 2005. We find that network linkages, the expansion of markets, and China's incentive policies positively affect the intention to engage in FDI. A firm with a higher degree of export orientation and larger firm size also has a strong effect on motivating FDI.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Business Research.

    Volume (Year): 63 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 5 (May)
    Pages: 479-485

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jbrese:v:63:y:2010:i:5:p:479-485

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    Keywords: Foreign direct investment Industry factor Firm factor;

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