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Foreign Direct Investment and Domestic Entrepreneurship: Blessing or Curse?

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  • Danakol, Seçil Hülya
  • Estrin, Saul
  • Reynolds, Paul
  • Weitzel, Utz

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This paper explores the effects of foreign direct investment, measured by mergers and acquisitions, on domestic entrepreneurial entry. We use a micro-panel of more than two thousand individuals disaggregated by industry in seventy countries including both developed and developing economies, 2000-2009. The theory yields ambiguous predictions about the relationship between FDI and entrepreneurship; positive spillovers via dissemination of technology or negative because of crowding out. Our empirical analysis is conducted at three levels of aggregation. We find the relationship between FDI and domestic entrepreneurship in aggregate and intra-industry to be negative. Policies need to consider how to counteract this effect.

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  • Danakol, Seçil Hülya & Estrin, Saul & Reynolds, Paul & Weitzel, Utz, 2014. "Foreign Direct Investment and Domestic Entrepreneurship: Blessing or Curse?," CEPR Discussion Papers 9793, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:9793
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    1. Roberto Antonietti & Raffaello Bronzini & Giulio Cainelli, 2015. "Inward greenfield FDI and innovation," Economia e Politica Industriale: Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, Springer;Associazione Amici di Economia e Politica Industriale, vol. 42(1), pages 93-116, March.
    2. Angela Roman & Valentina Diana Rusu, 2016. "The Impact Of The Economic Environment On Entrepreneurship: Evidence From European Countries," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(1), pages 494-502, July.
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    4. Yilmaz Bayar & Marius Dan Gavriletea & Zeki Ucar, 2018. "Financial Sector Development, Openness, and Entrepreneurship: Panel Regression Analysis," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 10(10), pages 1-11, September.
    5. Sara Amoroso & Bettina Müller, 2018. "The short-run effects of knowledge intensive greenfield FDI on new domestic entry," The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, vol. 43(3), pages 815-836, June.
    6. Ozkan Eren & Masayuki Onda & Bulent Unel, 2016. "Effects of FDI on Entrepreneurial Activity: Evidence from Right-to-Work and Non-Right-to-Work States," Departmental Working Papers 2016-04, Department of Economics, Louisiana State University.
    7. Jonathan Munemo, 2015. "Foreign Direct Investment, Business Start-up Regulations, and Entrepreneurship in Africa," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 35(1), pages 1-13.
    8. Rajeev K. Goel, 2018. "Foreign direct investment and entrepreneurship: gender differences across international economic freedom and taxation," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 50(4), pages 887-897, April.
    9. Munemo, Jonathan, 2017. "Foreign direct investment and business start-up in developing countries: The role of financial market development," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 65(C), pages 97-106.

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    Keywords

    entrepreneurship; foreign direct investment; new firm entry; spillovers;
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    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups

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