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The endless quest to strategic assets by Chinese firms through FDI:From Inward to Outward Flows

  • Françoise Hay
  • Christian Milelli

The paper highlights the major role played by foreign direct investment/ FDI flows in two ways – inflows or outflows – for Chinese firms by securing strategic assets to enhance their competitive advantage. The underlying rationale of the acquisition of such assets through FDI is specific to China. Therefore, we scrutinize the characteristics and determinants of FDI in its two dimensions

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Paper provided by University of Paris West - Nanterre la Défense, EconomiX in its series EconomiX Working Papers with number 2013-16.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 2013
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Handle: RePEc:drm:wpaper:2013-16
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