Transport modal choice by multinational firms: firm-level evidence from Southeast Asia
Kazunobu Hayakawa (),
Kiyoyasu Tanaka () and
Yasushi Ueki ()
No 318, IDE Discussion Papers from Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO)
We examine transport modal decision by multinational firms to shed light on the role of freight logistics in multinational activity. Using a firm-level survey in Southeast Asia, we show that foreign ownership has a significantly positive and quantitatively large impact on the likelihood that air/sea transportation is chosen relative to truck shipping. This result is robust to the shipping distance, cross-border freight, and transport infrastructure. Both foreign-owned exporters and importers also tend to use air/sea transportation. Thus, our analysis presents a new distinction between multinational and domestic firms in their decision over transport modes.
Keywords: International business enterprises; Industrial management; Transportation; Costs; Southeast Asia; Transport mode; Logistics; Multinational firms; Multinomial logit (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F15 F23 R41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-bec, nep-cse, nep-dcm, nep-sea and nep-ure
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Published in IDE Discussion Paper = IDE Discussion Paper, No. 318. 2011-11-01
Downloads: (external link)
https://ir.ide.go.jp/?action=repository_action_com ... bute_id=22&file_no=1 First version, 2011 (application/pdf)
Journal Article: Transport Modal Choice by Multinational Firms: Firm-level Evidence from Southeast Asia (2013)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper318
Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
Publication Office, IDE 3-2-2 Wakaba, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba 261-8545 JAPAN
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in IDE Discussion Papers from Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sho Enomoto ().