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Who Goes Where and How? Firm Heterogeneity in the Choice of FDI Type and Location

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  • Jung Hur

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    (Department of Economics, Sogang University, Seoul)

  • Hea-Jung Hyun

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    (Department of International Trade, Dankook University, Gyeonggi-do, Korea)

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This paper examines the role of firm heterogeneity in the choice made by multinationals with regards to FDI type and location. Using Korean firm-level data, we find that highly productive firms are more likely than their less efficient counterparts to invest in tough markets and choose combined FDI strategy against either horizontal FDI or vertical FDI across different host countries. These findings, consistent with the recent theories in international economics, suggest that firm heterogeneity may play a significant role in FDI strategy as well as location decision.

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Paper provided by Research Institute for Market Economy, Sogang University in its series Working Papers with number 1105.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2011
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Handle: RePEc:sgo:wpaper:1105

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Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment; Multinationals; Horizontal Investment; Vertical Investment; Firm Heterogeneity; Location Decision;

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