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Multinational Enterprises and Tobin´s q: The Implications for Foreign Direct Investment

  • Chionis, D.
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    This paper constructs a theoretical model of investment decision abroad supporting the idea that the Multinational Enterprises’ internalization decision is influenced by the capital installation cost. This modification alters MNE’s investment behavior. Using the idea that capital mobility across countries is associated with the capital installation cost then the firm’s maximization problem may also incorporate the Tobin’s q in a modified fashion.

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    Article provided by Euro-American Association of Economic Development in its journal International Journal of Applied Econometrics and Quantitative Studies .

    Volume (Year): 1 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 121-130

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    1. James R. Markusen & Keith E. Maskus, 1999. "Multinational Firms: Reconciling Theory and Evidence," NBER Working Papers 7163, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. De Santis, Roberto A. & Anderton, Robert & Hijzen, Alexander, 2004. "On the determinants of euro area FDI to the United States: the knowledge- capital-Tobin's Q framework," Working Paper Series 0329, European Central Bank.
    3. Barrios, Salvador & Görg, Holger & Strobl, Eric, 2001. "Multinational Enterprises and New Trade Theory: Evidence for the Convergence Hypothesis," CEPR Discussion Papers 2827, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    5. Sivadasan Jagadeesh, 2009. "Barriers to Competition and Productivity: Evidence from India," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 9(1), pages 1-66, September.
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