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Transfer Pricing Determinants of U.S. Multinationals


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  • Mohammad F Al-Eryani

    (Sana'a University, Yemen)

  • Pervaiz Alam

    (Kent State University)

  • Syed H Akhter

    (Marquette University)


This paper examines the influence of environmental and firm-specific variables on the selection of international transfer pricing strategies. The primary data were obtained from 164 multinational enterprises by means of a questionnaire. Responses were analyzed by performing factor analysis and constructing a probit model. The findings suggest that legal constraints and firm size are significant determinants in the selection of international transfer pricing strategies by U.S. multinationals.© 1990 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1990) 21, 409–425

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Article provided by Palgrave Macmillan in its journal Journal of International Business Studies.

Volume (Year): 21 (1990)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 409-425

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