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Complex vertical FDI and firm heterogeneity: Evidence from East Asia

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  • Hayakawa, Kazunobu
  • Matsuura, Toshiyuki

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This study statistically tests the validity of the mechanics of complex vertical foreign direct investment (C-VFDI) in Japanese machinery FDI to East Asia by estimating a multiple-spatial lag model. From a theoretical perspective regarding C-VFDI, the production activity of affiliates in a given country is positively related to the production activity in neighboring countries that have large differences in factor prices with the given country. Furthermore, high-productivity firms are likely to choose a C-VFDI strategy. Our empirical results show no robust geographical relationship among affiliates' activities. However, the significantly positive relationship in wage differentials among those activities is found only for high-productivity firms.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of the Japanese and International Economies.

Volume (Year): 25 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 273-289

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jjieco:v:25:y:2011:i:3:p:273-289

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Keywords: Third-country effects Complex VFDI Spatial lag model;

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  1. HAYAKAWA Kazunobu & MATSUURA Toshiyuki, 2013. "Heterogeneous Impact of Trade Liberalization on Vertical FDI: Evidence from Japanese firm-level data," Discussion papers 13020, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
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  3. Park, Innwon & Park, Soonchan, 2010. "Modes of foreign direct investment and patterns of trade: Why do multinational enterprises come To China?," MPRA Paper 26679, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Hiratsuka, Daisuke, 2011. "Production networks in the Asia-Pacific region : facts and policy implications," IDE Discussion Papers 315, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
  5. ITO Koji, 2011. "FDI in Emerging Economies: An analysis in a firm heterogeneity model," Discussion papers 11055, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).

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