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dc.contributor.authorArndt, Christianen_US
dc.contributor.authorSpies, Juliaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-30en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-10T14:04:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-10T14:04:39Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/56784-
dc.description.abstractWhile quantifying the foreign ownership premium has received a lot of attention in the empirical literature, there is only little known about productivity variations between foreign affiliates of multinational firms. In order to enhance the understanding of the economic causes of this heterogeneity we analyze the impact of various institutional and economic characteristics of the countries in which the multinational parent companies are located on the productivity of their affiliates. Using a full record of the population of foreignowned affiliates in Germany we find that affiliates' mean performances differ markedly when grouped by the country of their parent firm. We show that gravitational forces and institutional characteristics of the country of the parent, such as the availability of credit and the freedom to trade internationally, co-determine the foreign-owned affiliates' performances in a significant way. Moreover, the intensity of the impact depends on the intensity of the ownership link between the parent and its affiliate. Some residual impact of nationality remains.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIAW Tübingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIAW-Diskussionspapiere 79en_US
dc.subject.jelF2en_US
dc.subject.jelO2en_US
dc.subject.jelO1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordForeign direct investmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordproductivity spilloveren_US
dc.subject.keywordinvestor country characteristicsen_US
dc.subject.stwAuslandsniederlassungen_US
dc.subject.stwDirektinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwAusländischen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwMultinationales Unternehmenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.subject.stwStandortfaktoren_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleNationality matters: The geographic origin of multinationals and the productivity of their foreign affiliatesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn689532725en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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