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The choice of transport technology in the presence of exports and FDI

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  • José Pedro Ponte

    () (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, Technical University of Lisbon, Rua Miguel Lupi 20, 1249-078 Lisboa, Portugal)

  • Armando J. Garcia Pires

    () (Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration (SNF), Breiviksveien 40, 5045 Bergen, Norway)

Abstract

In a set-up with intermediate production, we analyze how a shipper's choice of transport technology, traditional versus modern, interacts with the mode of foreign expansion by an service firm, export versus foreign direct investment (FDI).

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  • José Pedro Ponte & Armando J. Garcia Pires, 2010. "The choice of transport technology in the presence of exports and FDI," GEE Papers 0032, Gabinete de Estratégia e Estudos, Ministério da Economia, revised Jan 2011.
  • Handle: RePEc:mde:wpaper:0032
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    Keywords

    Transport Technology; Foreign Direct Investment; Trade; Service Sector; Firm Location;

    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • L12 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Monopoly; Monopolization Strategies
    • R30 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - General
    • R40 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - General

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