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dc.contributor.authorKleinert, Jörnen_US
dc.contributor.authorToubal, Fariden_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T14:24:52Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T14:24:52Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-18229-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/22088-
dc.description.abstractWe derive and estimate an econometric model of export versus foreign production using firm-level data on foreign activities of German multinationals. Proximity-concentration theory which we derive our model from shows that firms face a trade-off between concentrating their production at home to save on plant set-up costs and producing abroad to save on distance costs. Firms facing this trade-off choose between export and foreign production according to their expected profits. The model is brought to the data using a pooled-probit analysis over the period 1996-1999. We find support for the proximity-concentration trade-off. In particular, market size and distance affect positively the probability of foreign production whereas fixed costs have a negative impact on the decision to engage in FDI.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTübinger Diskussionsbeiträge 288en_US
dc.subject.jelF12en_US
dc.subject.jelF23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMultinational firmsen_US
dc.subject.keywordtradeen_US
dc.subject.stwMultinationales Unternehmenen_US
dc.subject.stwExportindustrieen_US
dc.subject.stwAuslandsproduktionen_US
dc.subject.stwLandesgrösseen_US
dc.subject.stwTransportkostenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.subject.stwProximity-concentration theoryen_US
dc.titleA Structural Model of Export versus Affiliates Productionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn479321620en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:tuedps:288-
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