Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80845
Authors: 
Arvanitis, Spyridon
Hollenstein, Heinz
Stucki, Tobias
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
KOF Working Papers, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich 311
Abstract: 
In this paper, the parent firms' choice of FDI locations is analyzed based on a unique firm-level dataset for Swiss MNEs. The data allows a detailed characterization of parent companies, their foreign subsidiaries and the two-way trade flows between parent companies and foreign affiliates. In combination with information on the hosts regions of the FDI, the data allows to identify the factors determining the choice among nine alternative destinations. As firm-level studies are quite rare so far and, if available, are based on only few firm characteristics, this research provides substantial new insights.
Subjects: 
Foreign Direct Investment
Global Location Portfolios
Intra-Firm Trade
JEL: 
F2
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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