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Regional determinants of MNE’s location choice in post-transition economies

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This article focuses on the impact of agglomeration and labour market factors on the location choice of MNEs in post-transition economies. We compare data from 33 regions in East Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland using a mixed logit model on a sample of 4,343 subsidiaries for the time period between 2000 and 2010. The results show that agglomeration advantages, such as sectoral specialization as well as a region’s economic and technological performance prove to be some of the most important pull factors for FDI in post-transition regions. With respect to access to labour, the results suggest that FDI in post-transition regions is (no longer) only dominated by efficiency seeking behaviour, but also by access to well-qualified labour. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

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  • Andrea Gauselmann & Philipp Marek, 2012. "Regional determinants of MNE’s location choice in post-transition economies," Empirica, Springer;Austrian Institute for Economic Research;Austrian Economic Association, vol. 39(4), pages 487-511, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:empiri:v:39:y:2012:i:4:p:487-511 DOI: 10.1007/s10663-012-9200-0
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    Keywords

    Multinational enterprises; Agglomeration effects; International business; Regional economic activity: growth; development; and changes; Discrete choice; JEL Classification; F23; R11; C25;

    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities

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