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Determinants of Export Orientation of Foreign Production by U.S. Multinationals: An Inter-Country Analysis

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  • Nagesh Kumar

    (The United Nations University)

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This paper examines the role of structural and policy factors in explaining a country's attractiveness as a base for export-oriented production by U.S. MNEs. Empirical analysis finds wage rates and industrial capability to be important determinants of export-oriented production attracted by a country. Exports generated by relocation are found to be dependent upon intra-firm imports. U.S. MNEs are found to be using their hosts as export bases more selectively.© 1994 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1994) 25, 141–156

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  • Nagesh Kumar, 1994. "Determinants of Export Orientation of Foreign Production by U.S. Multinationals: An Inter-Country Analysis," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Academy of International Business, vol. 25(1), pages 141-156, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:jintbs:v:25:y:1994:i:1:p:141-156
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