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Chinese and Indian firms’ entry into Europe: characteristics, impacts and policy implications

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  • Christian Milelli
  • Françoise Hay

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This contribution deals with the rise of direct investment flows from ‘third-world’ to ‘first-world’ countries. To analyze this trend, we chose to focus on China and India due to their high economic growth regime and their rapid pace to embrace the world economy, which place them at the forefront of the surging wave of FDI and multinational companies from emerging economies. The European Union which is the largest host region worldwide for FDI flows is the target of the paper, and the central point is to better assess the possible effects of the arrival of Chinese and Indian firms on its economy. The paper is based on firm-level data. After providing understanding on Chinese and Indian FDI on a global scale, we draw from the existing academic literature hypotheses that are tested on findings derived from a proprietary dataset. On the basis of these insights, we identify and discuss the plausible economic impacts of those investments on European economies.

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Paper provided by University of Paris West - Nanterre la Défense, EconomiX in its series EconomiX Working Papers with number 2008-35.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:drm:wpaper:2008-35

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  1. Christian Milelli & Alice Sindzingre, 2013. "Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Developed and Developing Countries: Converging Characteristics?," EconomiX Working Papers 2013-34, University of Paris West - Nanterre la Défense, EconomiX.
  2. Valeria Gattai, 2013. "The dragon and the elephant on the way to Italy," ECONOMIA E POLITICA INDUSTRIALE, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2013(4), pages 63-87.
  3. Peter Nunnenkamp & Maximiliano Sosa Andrés & Krishna Chaitanya Vadlamannati & Andreas Waldkirch, 2012. "What Drives India’s Outward FDI?," Kiel Working Papers 1800, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  4. Peter Nunnenkamp & Maximiliano Sosa Andrés, 2013. "Ownership Choices of Indian Direct Investors: Do FDI Determinants Differ between Joint Ventures and Wholly-owned Subsidiaries?," Kiel Working Papers 1841, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  5. Milelli, Christian & Le Goff, Joëlle, 2012. "European inroads by BRICs’ firms:The M&A avenue," MPRA Paper 39865, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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