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dc.contributor.authorProcher, Vivienen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-20en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-12T15:29:42Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-12T15:29:42Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-86788-111-1en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/29952-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes the location choice determinants of French first-time investments in Europe, North America and North Africa. Firm locations are examined on two geographical scales, the national and regional level. The final sample comprises 307 location decisions in 27 countries and across 45 regions. Both, location- and firm-specific variables are used for analysing the investment strategy of French firms. The results show that higher market demand and cultural proximity to France increase the likelihood of a particular location to be chosen, whereas higher labour cost and a larger distance between a foreign location and the headquarters deter FDI investments. Manufacturing and older companies are more likely to establish their first subsidiary in Eastern Europe. Furthermore, this study examines the extent to which French investors choose foreign locations that already host a significant number of French firms. The results obtained from regressions with various absolute and relative agglomeration measures suggest that French investors are rather attracted by firm cluster in general, or by the unobserved factors that led to the agglomeration in the first place, than by any nation-specific firm cluster.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherRWI Essenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRuhr economic papers 100en_US
dc.subject.jelF21en_US
dc.subject.jelF23en_US
dc.subject.jelD21en_US
dc.subject.jelR30en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordForeign direct investmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordlocation choicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordagglomerationen_US
dc.subject.keywordsmall- and medium-sized enterprisesen_US
dc.subject.stwDirektinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwStandortwahlen_US
dc.subject.stwAgglomerationseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwKlein- und Mittelunternehmenen_US
dc.subject.stwFranzösischen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleAgglomeration effects and the location of foreign direct investment: evidence from French first-time moversen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn597836779en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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