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Do Multinational Operations Influence Firm Value? Evidence from the Triad Regions

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  • Brett Olsen

    (College of Business, University of Missouri at Columbia, U.S.A.)

  • B. Elango

    (College of Business, Illinois State University, U.S.A.)

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    This paper examines the effect of multinational operations on firm value using a sample of firms from the three triad regions of the world. Using the Transnational Index (reported by the United Nations), a newer measure of multinational operations, this study helps explain some of the conflicting findings reported in the literature and highlights the importance of location of the firm as a factor in influencing the premium or discount in firm value due to multinational operations.

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    Article provided by College of Business, and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan in its journal International Journal of Business and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 4 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 1 (April)
    Pages: 11-29

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    Handle: RePEc:ijb:journl:v:4:y:2005:i:1:p:11-29

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    Keywords: multinational operations; firm value; transnational index;

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    1. Christos Pantzalis, 2001. "Does Location Matter? An Empirical Analysis of Geographic Scope and MNC Market Valuation," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 32(1), pages 133-155, March.
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