Internationalisation modes and determinants. The case of Italian automotive firms
AbstractThe aim of this paper is to study the characteristics of the internationalisation process and to identify its determinants in a representative sample of firms in the Italian automotive chain. The main findings of an econometric analysis based on micro-evidence are that: a) the firms engage in complex modes of internationalisation; b) the individual firm's characteristics play a significant role; c) the firms located in the province of Turin have a clear localisation advantage, a sort of an 'industrial district' effect.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Centre for Industrial Studies (CSIL) in its series Working Papers with number 200901.
Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 08 Jun 2008
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Internationalisation; Firm Behaviour; Automotive Industry; Qualitative Choice Models;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
- L62 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Automobiles; Other Transportation Equipment
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
- C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
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