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A two-dimensional analysis of the impact of outward FDI on performance at home: evidence from Japanese manufacturing firms

Ayako Obashi (), Kazunobu Hayakawa (), Toshiyuki Matsuura () and Kazuyuki Motohashi ()

No 273, IDE Discussion Papers from Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO)

Abstract: This paper empirically investigates two areas of changes in firm behavior and performance at home before and after investing abroad. The first change is dependent upon the type of foreign direct investment (FDI): horizontal FDI or vertical FDI. The second change is dependent upon the firm’s domestic activities: production activities or non-production activities. From a theoretical standpoint, the impact of outward FDIs differs not only by type, but according to the firm’s activities. By exploiting two types of firm-level data that enable us to distinguish between production and non-production activities, our paper provides a detailed picture of the intra-firm changes in behavior and performance that occur as a result of production globalization.

Keywords: FDI; Multinational enterprises; Propensity score matching; International business enterprises; Manufacturing industries; Foreign investments; Industrial management (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F21 F23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2010-12
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Published in IDE Discussion Paper = IDE Discussion Paper, No. 273. 2010-12

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