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The Relationship between Domestic and Outward Foreign Direct Investment: The Role of Industry-Specific Effects

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  • Braunerhjelm, Pontus

    (Center for Business and Policy Studies (SNS) and Linköping University)

  • Oxelheim, Lars

    ()
    (The Research Institute of Industrial Economics)

  • Thulin, Per

    ()
    (Center for Business and Policy Studies (SNS))

Abstract

Previous research has been inconclusive as regards the effect of outward foreign direct investment (FDI) on domestic investments. In this article we show that this inconclusiveness can be explained at a disaggregated level as a function of the way industries are organized. Based on a simple model including monitoring and trade costs, we argue that a complementary relationship can be expected to prevail in vertically integrated industries, whereas a substitutionary relationship can be expected in horizontally organized production. The empirical analysis confirms a significant difference between the two categories of industry as regards the impact of outward FDI on domestic investment. The results may thus have profound policy implications.

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Paper provided by Research Institute of Industrial Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 625.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 15 Jul 2004
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Publication status: Published in International Business Review, 2005, pages 677-694.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:iuiwop:0625

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Keywords: FDI; Gross Domestic Investment; Industry-Specific Effects; Monitoring Costs; Trade Costs;

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  1. Santi Chaisrisawatsuk & Wisit Chaisrisawatsuk, 2007. "Imports, Exports and Foreign Direct Investment Interactions and Their Effects," Working Papers 4507, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada..
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  3. Zhan, Ge, 2013. "Statistical power in international business research: Study levels and data types," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 22(4), pages 678-686.
  4. Oxelheim, Lars & Ghauri, Pervez, 2008. "EU – China and the Non-transparent Race for Inward FDI," Working Paper Series 745, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.
  5. Julian Emami Namini & Enrico Pennings, 2009. "Horizontal Multinational Firms, Vertical Multinational Firms and Domestic Investment," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 09-004/2, Tinbergen Institute.

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