(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1980)

Document title

The foreign company's location investment decision and its role in British regional development in Foreign investment in industrialized countries.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LAW C. M. ;


Foreign owned manufacturing companies in a country may have one of two origins, by acquisition or direct establishment. Attention is focused on the latter with a view to determining whether the foreign owned company has a distinctive spatial pattern of investment. It is argued that sales subsidiaries are most likely to be established in the largest city and therefore this centre has also an advantage for the attraction of manufacturing industry. The British case is then examined and the thesis is found to be true for the pre-World War II period, but not for the post war period when there was a strong regional policy.


Article of periodic

published at : Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie Rotterdam

Editor :

Millesime : 1980, vol. 71, no1 [pp. 15-20]

Bibliographic references : 12 réf.



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