How far away is an intangible? Services FDI and distance

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Title: How far away is an intangible? Services FDI and distance
Authors: Davies, Ronald B.
Guillin, Amélie
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3283
Date: Sep-2011
Abstract: Foreign direct investment (FDI) in services has grown significantly in recent years. Evidence of spatial relationships in FDI decisions have been provided for goods manufacturing by utilizing physical distance-based measures of trade costs. This paper investigates spatial interactions for services FDI using several distance measures, including physical distance, genetic distance, and transport time. Across different measures of distance, the traditional determinants of outbound FDI activity remain valid for services. We also find spatial interdependence for services FDI that is generally supportive of complex vertical motivations.
Funding Details: European Research Council
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Keywords: Foreign direct investment;Services;Spatial econometric techniques
Subject LCSH: Service industries--Location
Investments, Foreign
Space in economics
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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