Investigating Chinese outward foreign direct investments : how can firm-level data help?
Title: Investigating Chinese outward foreign direct investments : how can firm-level data help?
Citation: China and world economy, 2014, Vol. 22, No. 6, pp. 44-63
Series/Number: [Global Governance Programme]; [Global Economics]
The empirical literature on China's outward foreign direct investment mainly relies on aggregate data from official statistics, but the reliability of such data is currently a matter of concern because it does not take account of relevant features such as industry breakdown, ownership structure and entry mode. A novel firm-level database, EMENDATA, compiled by matching data from several available sources on various types of cross-border deals and including information on group structure, provides a more accurate picture and enables new empirical analyses of the rapidly increasing presence of Chinese companies abroad. Based on this database, this paper offers a more precise assessment of the geographical and sector specialization patterns of Chinese outward foreign direct investment into Europe and suggests new avenues for future research.
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