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Developed economy investment promotion agencies and emerging market foreign direct investment : the case of Chinese FDI in Canada.

Anderson, J. and Sutherland, D. (2015) 'Developed economy investment promotion agencies and emerging market foreign direct investment : the case of Chinese FDI in Canada.', Journal of world business., 50 (4). pp. 815-825.

Abstract

In light of the perceived benefits derived from inward FDI, many developed economies have systematically established investment promotion agencies (IPAs) to attract foreign investment. While IPAs in the past have been created by a wide variety of countries and regions, their target economies have overwhelmingly been in developed markets. The rise of emerging market MNEs is significantly changing this picture. We analyse the impact of IPAs on attracting emerging market FDI to developed economies by looking at the example of Chinese FDI into Canada. We find strong statistical evidence that the presence of Canadian provincial-level IPAs located in China increases the likelihood of Chinese firms locating in that Canadian province. Focusing on the role of IPAs in lowering liabilities of foreignness, we explore how differences in host and home country contexts may explain our findings.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Investment promotion agency, Emerging market, Psychic distance, China, Canada, FDI.
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2015.04.005
Publisher statement:© 2015 This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Record Created:27 Apr 2015 09:35
Last Modified:13 Nov 2016 00:36

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