(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Location choice of multinational enterprises in China : comparison between Japan and Taiwan

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CHANG K.-I. (1) ; HAYAKAWA K. (2) ; MATSUURA T. (3) ;
(1) Dept. of Applied Economics, National Chung Hsing Univ., Taichung City, TAIWAN, PROVINCE DE CHINE
(2) Bangkok Research Center, Japan External Trade Organization, Bangkok, THAILANDE
(3) Institute for Economic and Industrial Studies, Keio Univ., Tokyo, JAPON


This paper explores the location choice of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in China, shedding special light on the role of agglomeration of same-nationality firms. It examines how this role differs according to firms' productivity. Furthermore, it compares the location choice of Japanese and Taiwanese MNEs in China, taking into consideration that Taiwanese MNEs experience less uncertainty in investing in China due to Taiwan's linguistic and cultural advantages. When considering firms' productivity, it finds that less productive Japanese firms prefer to locate close to larger same-nationality agglomerations while there are no differences in location choices in the case of Taiwanese firms


Article of periodic

published at : Papers in regional science / ISSN 1056-8190

Editor : Springer, Berlin - ALLEMAGNE (1991)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 93, no3 [pp. 521-537]

Bibliographic references : 20 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 6 tabl.



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