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Exploring Outward FDI and the Choice of Destination: Evidence from Swedish Firm-Level Data

El-Sahli, Zouheir LU ; Gullstrand, Joakim LU and Olofsdotter, Karin LU (2016) In Working Papers
Abstract
Using Swedish firm-level data on all firms and their affiliates abroad, we investigate what observable firm and country characteristics affect the size of affiliate firms in a particular destination. We employ the richness of the data to investigate the importance of destination country factors in explaining firm outward FDI activities and distinguish between the factors that affect such activities in manufacturing versus services firms as well as vertical versus horizontal investments. Our results lend support to existing theories of multinational activity, including observable differences between vertical and horizontal manufacturing firms, as well as between services and manufacturing FDI firms
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outward FDI, globalization, FDI destination, heterogeneous firms, F10, F20
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2016:16
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Department of Economics, Lund Universtiy
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English
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  author       = {El-Sahli, Zouheir and Gullstrand, Joakim and Olofsdotter, Karin},
  keyword      = {outward FDI,globalization,FDI destination,heterogeneous firms,F10,F20},
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  series       = {Working Papers},
  title        = {Exploring Outward FDI and the Choice of Destination: Evidence from Swedish Firm-Level Data},
  year         = {2016},
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