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Determinants of Export Orientation of Foreign Production by U.S. Multinationals: An Inter-Country Analysis

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  • Nagesh Kumar

    (The United Nations University)

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This paper examines the role of structural and policy factors in explaining a country's attractiveness as a base for export-oriented production by U.S. MNEs. Empirical analysis finds wage rates and industrial capability to be important determinants of export-oriented production attracted by a country. Exports generated by relocation are found to be dependent upon intra-firm imports. U.S. MNEs are found to be using their hosts as export bases more selectively.© 1994 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1994) 25, 141–156

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Volume (Year): 25 (1994)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 141-156

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