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Inward Foreign Direct Investments and Productivity Growth in Japan

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  • Yukako Murakami
  • Kyoji Fukao

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Firstly, this paper shows that before M&A the foreign firms value the facility and scale economy in target firms which have greater capital stock and sales in the host country. Secondly, out-in M&A firms acquired by foreign firms saw an improvement in their business efficiency after the acquisition. This finding suggests that out-in M&As involve a transfer of business resources or technological knowledge that help to further lift the efficiency of firms.

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Paper provided by Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University in its series Hi-Stat Discussion Paper Series with number d05-143.

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Date of creation: Feb 2006
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Handle: RePEc:hst:hstdps:d05-143

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Keywords: FDI; Total Factor Productivity; Merger and acquisition; Selection Hypothesis; Spillover;

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  1. FUKAO Kyoji & HAMAGATA Sumio & INUI Tomohiko & ITO Keiko & Hyeog Ug KWON & MAKINO Tatsuji & MIYAGAWA Tsutomu & NAKANISHI Yasuo & TOKUI Joji, 2007. "Estimation Procedures and TFP Analysis of the JIP Database 2006 Provisional Version," Discussion papers 07003, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).

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