Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/72319
Authors: 
Barry, Frank G.
Pavelin, Stephen
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series, UCD Centre for Economic Research 03/05
Abstract: 
Geographical diversification describes the degree to which a firm’s operations in a particular industry are dispersed across countries. This paper presents evidence on the geographical diversification within the EU of the 290-odd largest manufacturing firms in Europe. We also explore how geographical diversification changed with the introduction of the Single Market. We highlight differences between firms’ home and foreign operations and study the variation across sectors and across EU countries. Ireland, which began its rapid FDI-fuelled convergence on average EU living standards over our data period, emerges as a special case and receives particular attention.
Subjects: 
Single Market
Geographical Diversification
FDI
Multinational Corporations
JEL: 
F15
F23
O52
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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