The Single Market and the geographical diversification of leading firms in the EU

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Title: The Single Market and the geographical diversification of leading firms in the EU
Authors: Barry, Frank
Pavelin, Stephen
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1327
Date: Feb-2003
Abstract: Geographical diversification describes the degree to which a firm’s operations in a particular industry are dispersed across countries. This paper presents evidence on the geographical diversification within the EU of the 290-odd largest manufacturing firms in Europe. We also explore how geographical diversification changed with the introduction of the Single Market. We highlight differences between firms’ home and foreign operations and study the variation across sectors and across EU countries. Ireland, which began its rapid FDI-fuelled convergence on average EU living standards over our data period, emerges as a special case and receives particular attention.
Funding Details: European Commission TMR programme
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Series/Report no.: UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; WP03/05
Keywords: Single MarketGeographical diversificationFDIMultinational corporations
Subject LCSH: International economic integration
International business enterprises--Europe
Industrial location--Europe
Other versions: http://www.ucd.ie/economics/research/papers/2003/WP03.05.pdf
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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