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Firm heterogeneity, foreign market entry mode and ownership choice

  • Cieslik, Andrzej
  • Ryan, Michael

We study the relationship between firm productivity, foreign market entry mode and affiliate ownership choice using Kolmogorov-Smirnov stochastic dominance tests on Japanese firm-level productivity and horizontal FDI data into 20 OECD countries during the period 1985-2001. We devote particular attention to different types of joint ventures to find that affiliate ownership increases with the parent firm's TFP.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Japan and the World Economy.

Volume (Year): 21 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
Pages: 213-218

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