Location Choice of Multinational Enterprises in China: Comparison between Japan and Taiwan
AbstractThis paper explores the location choice of MNEs in China, shedding special light on the role of agglomeration of same-nationality firms. In particular, we examine how its role differs according to investors’ productivity. Furthermore, we compare the location choice of Japanese and Taiwanese MNEs in China, because Taiwanese MNEs are expected to experience less uncertainty in investing in China than Japanese MNEs, due to Taiwan’s linguistic and cultural advantages in China. We find that, less productive Japanese firms prefer to locate close to larger same-nationality agglomerations, there are no differences in location according to firms’ productivity in the case of Taiwanese firms.
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- Chang, Kuo-I & Hayakawa, Kazunobu & Matsuura, Toshiyuki, 2010. "Location choice of multinational enterprises in China : comparison between Japan and Taiwan," IDE Discussion Papers 251, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
- D24 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
- M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Business Administration - - - General
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- NEP-ALL-2011-03-05 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2011-03-05 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-INT-2011-03-05 (International Trade)
- NEP-TRA-2011-03-05 (Transition Economics)
- NEP-URE-2011-03-05 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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