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Ownership characteristics as determinants of FDI location decisions in emerging economies

Lien, Y-C. and Filatotchev, I. (2015). Ownership characteristics as determinants of FDI location decisions in emerging economies. Journal of World Business, 50(4), pp. 637-650. doi: 10.1016/j.jwb.2014.09.002

Abstract

Building on agency theory and international business research, this paper explores how parent firm and subsidiary ownership factors affect FDI location decisions in emerging economies. Our analysis suggests that ownerships of block-shareholders in the parent firm (i.e., controlling family, non-family TMT members and institutional investors) and equity stake in a subsidiary owned by the parent company are positively associated with FDI location decisions in less-explored and risky areas. However, the effects of parent firm and subsidiary ownership factors may substitute for each other with respect to their integrated effect on dealing with risks associated with FDI location decisions.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2015, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Publisher Keywords: FDI location choice; Emerging economies; Corporate governance; Multilevel analysis
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Departments: Cass Business School > Management
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/12832
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