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The determinants of offshore production by Multinational Corporations (MNCs) : a comparison of Japanese and US MNCs

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  • Matsuura, Toshiyuki
  • Tanaka, Kiyoyasu
  • Urata, Shujiro

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This study employs confidential affiliate-level panel data to improve measures of foreignaffiliate activities of Japanese firms in manufacturing sectors. Combining existing data onU.S. MNCs with the Japanese data, we illustrate the pattern and determinant of their foreignaffiliate sales by destination market across countries and industries for the period 1989-2005.Among our results, Japanese and U.S. MNCs are similar in the substantial growth of theirforeign affiliate sales and the importance of sales to local markets. However, Japanese MNCsare distinctive from U.S. MNCs in that Japanese affiliate sales in Asia were prominentlyhigher in host markets with lower educational attainment.

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  • Matsuura, Toshiyuki & Tanaka, Kiyoyasu & Urata, Shujiro, 2010. "The determinants of offshore production by Multinational Corporations (MNCs) : a comparison of Japanese and US MNCs," IDE Discussion Papers 234, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
  • Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper234
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    Keywords

    Japan; United States; International business enterprises; Industrial management; Multinational firm; FDI; U.S.; Skill endowment;

    JEL classification:

    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business

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