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Do Chinese SOEs and private companies differ in their foreign location strategies?

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  • Alessia Amighini, Marco Sanfilippo and Roberta Rabellotti

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We empirically analyze the host-country determinants of Chinese outbound foreign direct investments (ODI) in the period from 2003 to 2008, using disaggregated data by country and sector and distinguishing between State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and privately owned firms. Our results show that the pattern of Chinese ODI differs according to corporate ownership. Private firms are attracted by large markets and host-country strategic assets and are averse to economic and political risks when choosing investment locations abroad. Differently, state-owned enterprises follow the strategic needs of their home country and invest more in natural resource sectors, being largely indifferent to the political and economic conditions in the host countries.

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Paper provided by European University Institute in its series RSCAS Working Papers with number 2012/27.

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Date of creation: 18 Jun 2012
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Handle: RePEc:rsc:rsceui:2012/27

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Keywords: China; Foreign Direct Investment; Internationalization; Corporate Ownership; F14; F21;

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  1. Christian Milelli & Alice Sindzingre, 2013. "Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment in Developed and Developing Countries: Converging Characteristics?," EconomiX Working Papers 2013-34, University of Paris West - Nanterre la Défense, EconomiX.

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