The Elusive Impact of Investing Abroad for Japanese Parent Firms: Can an Analysis of the Motives for FDI help?

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dc.contributor.author HERING, Laura
dc.contributor.author INNUI, Tomohiko
dc.contributor.author PONCET, Sandra
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-06T09:31:36Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-06T09:31:36Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.issn 1830-7728
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/14254
dc.description.abstract We investigate whether previous findings of only limited effects of investing abroad on the performance of firms can be explained by the aggregation of heterogeneous effects depending on the motive for foreign direct investment (FDI), sector and location. Our results suggest, in line with previous work, that on average outward Japanese FDI has limited effects (either positive or negative) on the activity of internationalizing firms. Fears of “hollowing out” effects seem to be more justified in the case of FDI to low income countries, in which case a contraction in employment, investment and exports is observed. By contrast, we observe a significant positive employment effect for FDI in services, presumably reflecting operational complementarities between the affiliate and the parent. There is also some evidence of labour productivity gains particularly from FDI in manufacturing in high GDP countries. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI MWP en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2010/12 en
dc.subject FDI en
dc.subject multinationals en
dc.subject offshoring en
dc.subject propensity score matching en
dc.subject F14 en
dc.subject F21 en
dc.subject F23 en
dc.title The Elusive Impact of Investing Abroad for Japanese Parent Firms: Can an Analysis of the Motives for FDI help? en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.neeo.contributor HERING|Laura|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor INNUI|Tomohiko|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor PONCET|Sandra|aut|


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