European Integration and Geographical Concentration of Swedish Multinationals
AbstractThis paper investigates whether European integration has an effect on the geographical concentration of Swedish multinationals' production inside the European Union. The results indicate that agglomeration and dispersion forces are present, and that the relative strength of these forces has been affected by the EU integration process. In particular, the European integration process has reduced intra-EU transaction costs, and thus the need of R&D intensive multinationals to engage in local production to fully appropriate the return of their assets. The results further suggest that EU integration has led Swedish MNEs to increase dispersion of production inside the European Union.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Stockholm School of Economics in its series Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance with number 305.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 12 Feb 1999
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Economic integration; multinational enterprises; geographical concentration and dispersion.;
Other versions of this item:
- Matha, T., 1999. "European Integration and Geographical Concentration of Swedish Multinationals," University of East Anglia Discussion Papers in Economics 9902, School of Economics, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK..
- F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
- F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
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- NEP-ALL-1999-03-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-EEC-1999-03-08 (European Economics)
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