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On the Determinants of Cross Border Co-operation of Austrian Firms with Central and Eastern European Partners

  • Peter Huber

    (WIFO)

I analyse cross-border co-operation of Austrian firms with CEEC partners. Firm size, previous experience with co-operation and depth of integration with the most important partner are more important determinants of co-operation than distance to the closest potential partner. Firms with experience of co-operation are more likely to enter business relationships and less likely not to co-operate. Small firms are unlikely to co-operate in incentive contracts, while firms which are part of production networks typically co-operate in business and ownership relationships. Distance to the closest potential partner increases the probability of not co-operating and reduces the probability of ownership relationships.

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Paper provided by WIFO in its series WIFO Working Papers with number 201.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 30 Apr 2003
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Handle: RePEc:wfo:wpaper:y:2003:i:201
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