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German Foreign Direct Investment in the UK and Ireland: Survey Evidence


  • Neil Hood
  • James Taggart


HOOD N. and TAGGART, J. H. (1997) German foreign direct investment in the UK and Ireland: survey evidence Reg. Studies 31, 139-150. This paper explores the characteristics and development patterns of German manufacturing subsidiaries in the UK and Ireland. It is based on a sample of 102 companies which were surveyed during 1994. A series of hypotheses are tested relating both to the literature on subsidiary development and to the previous limited knowledge of intra-EU investment at the level of firms. A number of policy issues are considered, from the perspectives of regional economic development agencies, for German multinational companies and for intrapreneurial activity leading to the potential expansion of these types of subsidiary. HOOD N. et TAGGART J. H. (1997) L'investissement direct au Royaume-Uni et en Irlande en provenance de l'Allemagne: les resultats des enquetes, Reg. Studies 31, 139-150. L'article examine les caracteristiques et la physionomie des filiales industrielles allemandes implantees au Royaume-Uni et en Irlande a partir d'un echantillon de 102 societes enquetees pendant 1994. Une serie d'hypotheses se voit tester qui se rapportent a la documentation au sujet du developpement des filiales et a la connaissance anterieure limitee a propos de l'investissement au sein de l'UE au niveau de l'entreprise. On considere plusieurs questions de politique du point de vue des societes de developpement economique regional, des societes multinationales allemandes et de l'activite d'entreprise amenant a l'expansion eventuelle de ces types de subvention. HOOD N. und TAGGART J. H. (1997) Deutsche Auslandsdirektinvestitionen im Vereinigten Ko¨nigreich und Irland: Untersuchungsbeweise, Reg. Studies 31, 139-150. Dieser Aufsatz untersucht die charakteristischen Merkmale und Entwicklungsmuster von Tochtergesellschaften deutscher Herstellerfirmen im Vereinigten Ko¨nigreich und Irland. Sie stu¨tzen sich auf eine repra¨sentative Auswahl von 102 Gesellschaften, die im Jahre 1994 untersucht wurden. Es werden Hypothesenserien untersucht, die sich sowohl auf die Literatur der Entwicklung von Tochtergesellschaften beziehen wie auch auf die zuvor begrenzten Kenntnisse u¨ber auf Firmenebene innerhalb der EU stattfindende Investierungen. Verschiedene richtungweisende Fragen werden beru¨cksichtigt, vom Standpunkt regionaler Wirtschaftsentwicklungsagenturen im Hinblick auf deutsche MNCs und fu¨r Unternehmerta¨tigkeit, die zu mo¨glicher Ausweitung dieser Art Tochtergesellschaften fu¨hren.

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  • Neil Hood & James Taggart, 1997. "German Foreign Direct Investment in the UK and Ireland: Survey Evidence," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 31(2), pages 139-150.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:31:y:1997:i:2:p:139-150 DOI: 10.1080/00343409750133260

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    1. Neil Hood & James Taggart, 1999. "Subsidiary Development in German and Japanese Manufacturing Subsidiaries in the British Isles," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(6), pages 513-528.
    2. Mohammad Hanif Akhtar, 2003. "An Evaluation of Karachi Export Processing Zone: A Preliminary Investigation," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 42(4), pages 927-940.
    3. Williams, David, 2003. "Explaining employment changes in foreign manufacturing investment in the UK," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 12(4), pages 479-497, August.


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