Scarcity, size and productivity advantage of foreign affiliates with intra-firm trade
Title: Scarcity, size and productivity advantage of foreign affiliates with intra-firm trade
Series/Number: EUI RSCAS; 2015/26; Global Governance Programme-166; Global Economics
We juxtapose the main characteristics of 2403 foreign affiliates with and without intra-firm trade in 19 sub-Saharan-African countries in 2010. While intra-firm trade is scarce among foreign affiliates in the sample, arm’s length trade is a very popular activity, even among those with intra-firm trade. The main distinguishing features of the average foreign affiliate with intra-firm trade are its larger size and higher productivity level. Its size premia range between 31.5% and 56.3% and its productivity premia between 25.4% and 30.7%.
Subject: Foreign affiliates; Intra-firm trade; Complex FDI; Sub-Saharan Africa; Firm characteristics; F14; F23; L21; L23; L24; L25
Type of Access: openAccess