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Chinese multinationals: host country factors and foreign direct investment location

By Diego Quer, Enrique Claver-Cortés and Laura Rienda

Abstract

The study of Chinese multinationals (MNEs) is becoming one of the most promising research topics in the international business literature. After outlining the distinctive characteristics of the internationalization process of Chinese MNEs, this chapter analyzes the influence of various host country factors on the location of Chinese outward foreign direct investment (FDI). From a sample of 189 outward FDI decisions made by 35 mainland Chinese firms in 63 countries, our results show that host market size and the existence of overseas Chinese in the host country are positively associated with the number of Chinese FDIs. However, greater difficulty in doing business and host country political risk have no effect

Topics: Chinese MNEs, Location, Organización de Empresas
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.1057/9780230363663_12
OAI identifier: oai:rua.ua.es:10045/21977

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