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Dissecting Chinese ODI: Dragon Multinationals in Italy


  • Valeria Gattai



This paper provides original evidence about Chinese Outward Direct Investments in Italy. Data have been collected at the micro level, through a multiple-choice questionnaire, designed by the author and submitted to the whole population of Dragon multinationals. With a reply rate of 65%, we draw a detailed profile of Chinese parent companies and document the strategic features of their operations in Italy. Empirical findings are highly consistent with the theoretical expectations.

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  • Valeria Gattai, 2009. "Dissecting Chinese ODI: Dragon Multinationals in Italy," Working Papers 175, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics, revised Dec 2009.
  • Handle: RePEc:mib:wpaper:175

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    Outward Direct Investment; Dragon multinationals; China; Italy;

    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East

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