Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/121053
Authors: 
Cappariello, Rita
Federico, Stefano
Zizza, Roberta
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
FIW Working Paper 51
Abstract: 
This paper contributes to the empirical literature on the home-country effects of FDI. Instead of comparing FDI firms to non-FDI firms, we look at what happens within multi-plant FDI firms and we compare headquarters to onheadquarter plants belonging to the same firm. Using survey data on Italian industrial firms, we find that in FDI firms non-headquarter plants show a significantly worse performance in terms of employment and investment than headquarter plants. This suggests that the home-country effects of FDI tend to be biased in favour of headquarters.
Subjects: 
foreign direct investment
multi-plant firms
employment
Italy
JEL: 
F20
F23
R30
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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