Location choice of multinational enterprises in China : comparison between Japan and Taiwan
AbstractThis paper examines and compares the location choice of Japanese and Taiwanese MNEs in China. Furthermore, we investigate the relationship between location choice and firm characteristics, specifically firms' productivity. Due to Taiwan's linguistic and cultural advantages in China, it is expected that the location choice mechanics are different between Japanese and Taiwanese MNEs. As a result, our main findings are that, while the less productive Japanese firms prefer a location in an area with a larger agglomeration of Japanese affiliates or in an area closer to Japan, the more productive Taiwanese firms prefer a location in an area with a larger agglomeration of Taiwanese affiliates or in an area closer to Taiwan.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 251.
Date of creation: Aug 2010
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Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 251. 2010.8
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Other versions of this item:
- Kuo-I CHANG & Kazunobu HAYAKAWA & Toshiyuki MATSUURA, 2011. "Location Choice of Multinational Enterprises in China: Comparison between Japan and Taiwan," Working Papers DP-2011-01, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
- 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-2010-12-11 (All new papers)
- NEP-INT-2010-12-11 (International Trade)
- NEP-TRA-2010-12-11 (Transition Economics)
- NEP-URE-2010-12-11 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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