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Location Decision Variations of Japanese Investors in China

  • Cheng, Shaoming

    (FL International U)

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    This paper presents an empirical examination of Japanese investors'location decisions in China and variations in those decisions. The mixed logit model, a recent advancement in discrete choice models, is adopted for the first time in plant location literature by virtue of its superior ability to accommodate heterogeneity. The paper is also intended to propose and establish a systematic method to detect heterogeneity in location choice situations.

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    Article provided by Southern Regional Science Association in its journal Review of Regional Studies.

    Volume (Year): 38 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 395-415

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    Handle: RePEc:rre:publsh:v:38:y:2008:i:3:p:395-415
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