The Characteristics of FDI Activities Located in Different Host Regions – A Study Based on Firm-Level Data

Arvanitis, Spyros; Hollenstein, Heinz; Stucki, Tobias (2015). The Characteristics of FDI Activities Located in Different Host Regions – A Study Based on Firm-Level Data Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), 151(4), pp. 261-298. Springer International Publishing

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Based on a unique firm-level dataset for Swiss MNEs, this paper characterizes FDI activities located in different host regions. The characterization of the FDI activities is based on information on the parent companies, their foreign subsidiaries and the two-way trade flows between parent companies and foreign affiliates Concretely, the study provides econometric evidence based on multivariate probit estimates about the relationship between a firm’s choice of nine alternative host regions and the type of FDI (horizontal production-oriented, vertical production-oriented, distribution-oriented), a firm’s FDI experience and its capabilities for innovation, respectively. The estimation results indicate that there is low correlation between a firm’s capability for innovation and FDI experience, respectively, and the location of their FDI activities. Further, our estimates indicate large heterogeneity with respect to the type of FDI activities.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

Business > Institute for Sustainable Business
Business

Name:

Arvanitis, Spyros;
Hollenstein, Heinz and
Stucki, Tobias0000-0002-2400-0107

ISSN:

2235-6282

Publisher:

Springer International Publishing

Submitter:

Tobias Stucki

Date Deposited:

29 Jan 2019 13:50

Last Modified:

18 Dec 2020 13:27

Uncontrolled Keywords:

foreign direct investment, global location portfolios, intra-firm trade, JEL classification

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.80

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/80

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