FDI location at the subnational level: a study of EJVs in China

Chadee, Doren D., Qiu, Feng and Rose, Elizabeth L. 2003, FDI location at the subnational level: a study of EJVs in China, Journal of business research, vol. 56, no. 10, pp. 835-845.

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Title FDI location at the subnational level: a study of EJVs in China
Author(s) Chadee, Doren D.
Qiu, Feng
Rose, Elizabeth L.
Journal name Journal of business research
Volume number 56
Issue number 10
Start page 835
End page 845
Total pages 11
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication New York, United States
Publication date 2003-10
ISSN 0148-2963
1873-7978
Keyword(s) FDI location
Equity joint ventures
China
Summary The location of FDI activities by MNEs is of interest to international business researchers, especially in light of the rapidly changing economic landscapes in many regions of the world. This paper adds to the literature on MNEs' location choices, focusing on how business characteristics are related to location, in a sample of 6430 foreign equity joint ventures (EJVs) in China during 1984–1996. The results show that the duration of the EJV agreement, the origin of the foreign investor, and the type of business activity are related to the location of the EJVs' business activities within China. Significant differences are noted in the locations of ventures in the manufacturing and service sectors, and there is evidence of an increasing preference for MNEs to locate their activities in China's large, metropolitan cities. These findings reflect the dynamic nature of government policies toward FDI in China and their impact on the location choices of MNEs.
Language eng
Field of Research 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30048639

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