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Regional determinants of MNE’s location choice in post-transition economies

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  • Andrea Gauselmann

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  • Philipp Marek

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This article focuses on the impact of agglomeration and labour market factors on the location choice of MNEs in post-transition economies. We compare data from 33 regions in East Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland using a mixed logit model on a sample of 4,343 subsidiaries for the time period between 2000 and 2010. The results show that agglomeration advantages, such as sectoral specialization as well as a region’s economic and technological performance prove to be some of the most important pull factors for FDI in post-transition regions. With respect to access to labour, the results suggest that FDI in post-transition regions is (no longer) only dominated by efficiency seeking behaviour, but also by access to well-qualified labour. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

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Volume (Year): 39 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
Pages: 487-511

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Handle: RePEc:kap:empiri:v:39:y:2012:i:4:p:487-511

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Keywords: Multinational enterprises; Agglomeration effects; International business; Regional economic activity: growth; development; and changes; Discrete choice; JEL Classification; F23; R11; C25;

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  3. Andrea Gauselmann, 2013. "R&D Co-operation in European Post-transition Economies," IWH Discussion Papers 4, Halle Institute for Economic Research.
  4. Horbach, Jens, 2013. "Do eco-innovations need specific regional characteristics? An econometric analysis for Germany," Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order 79927, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.

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