Emerging Countries

The impact of outward FDI on the performance of Chinese Firms

The impact of outward FDI on the performance of Chinese Firms

China Economic Review 36, December, 42-57

The article is co-authored with Claudio Cozza and Marco Sanfilippo

This paper investigates the effects on Chinese firms of Outward FDI into advanced European countries. The results provide robust evidence supporting the view that China‟s OFDI so far have had a positive impact on domestic activities in enhancing firms‟ productivity and scales of operation, measured by sales and employment. Featured in The Economist, September 12th 2015.

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Multinational enterprises from emerging economies: what theories suggest, what evidence shows. A literature review

Multinational enterprises from emerging economies: what theories suggest, what evidence shows. A literature review

Economia e Politica Industriale 42:3, 343-370

The article is co-authored with Alessia Amighini, Claudio Cozza, Elisa Giuliani and Vittoria Scalera

The phenomenon of Emerging Economy Multinational Enterprises (EMNEs) and their internationalization process have sparked the debate over the appropriateness of International Business theories to study EMNEs’ internationalization processes. The literature has extensively investigated what distinguishes EMNEs from Advanced Country Multinational Enterprises (AMNEs). This review summarizes and discusses some of the issues that have mostly attracted scholarly debate in this research area.

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The Location Strategies of Multinationals from Emerging Countries in the EU Regions

The Location Strategies of Multinationals from Emerging Countries in the EU Regions

UNU-MERIT Working Papers #2015-009

with Riccardo Crescenzi and Carlo Pietrobelli

This paper looks at the location choices of MNEs in the European Union (EU-25) regions and unveils that EMNEs follow distinctive location strategies. Their attraction into large regional markets is similar to AMNEs as well as their irresponsiveness to efficiency seeking motives. Conversely, the most knowledge-intensive investments respond mainly to  strategic assets and the agglomeration of foreign investments in the same business functions.

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Proximity and Scientific Collaboration: Evidence from the Global Wine Industry

Proximity and Scientific Collaboration: Evidence from the Global Wine Industry

Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie 106, 2: 205-219.

The article is co-authored with Lorenzo Cassi and Andrea Morrison.

Scientometric studies provide a good way of understanding why and how international research collaboration occurs. Our study investigates patterns of international scientific collaboration in wine related research. We test a gravity model that accounts for geographical, cultural, commercial, technological, structural and institutional differences among a group of Old World (OW) and New World (NW) producers and consumers. Our findings confirm the problems imposed by geographical and technological distance on international research collaboration.

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Chinese and Indian Multinationals: A Firm-Level Analysis of their Investments in Europe

Chinese and Indian Multinationals: A Firm-Level Analysis of their Investments in Europe

Papers in Innovation Studies #27 CIRCLE – Lund University

with Vito Amendolagine and Claudio Cozza

In this paper we undertake an empirical analysis  of Chinese and Indian FDIs in Europe to investigate their identity and characteristics and the association between these features and their international business strategies. We exploit a dataset at the level of the investing firms. In relation to mode of entry, we find that the greenfield is a more likely option for large-sized companies, and that weak propensity for innovation is associated with a low probability to enter through a merger or acquisition. A high propensity for innovation is related to asset-seeking FDI, while high profitability is needed to invest in the core EU countries.

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The impact of outward FDI on the performance of Chinese multinationals

The impact of outward FDI on the performance of Chinese multinationals

BOFIT Discussion Papers 24 • 2014

with Claudio Cozza and Marco Sanfilippo

Using a new firm-level database, EMENDATA, this paper investigates the effects on Chinese multinational enterprises of Outward FDI (OFDI) into advanced European countries. Propensity score matching is combined with a difference-in-difference estimator to reduce the problems of self-selection of treated firms in foreign markets. The results provide robust evidence in support of the view that China’s OFDI had so far a positive impact on domestic activities in enhancing firms’ productivity and scales of operation.

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Investigating Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investments: How Can Firm-level Data Help?

Investigating Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investments: How Can Firm-level Data Help?

China and the World Economy, 22, 6: 44-63

The article is written in collaboration with Alessia Amighini, Claudio Cozza and Marco Sanfilippo.

The empirical literature on China’s outward foreign direct investment mainly relies on aggregate data from official statistics, but the reliability of such data is currently a matter of concern because it does not take account of relevant features such as industry breakdown, ownership structure and entry mode. A novel firm-level database, EMENDATA, compiled by matching data from several available sources on various types of cross-border deals and including information on group structure, provides a more accurate picture and enables new empirical analyses of the rapidly increasing presence of Chinese companies abroad.

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Se la multinazionale arriva da un paese emergente

Se la multinazionale arriva  da un paese emergente

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An article about emerging multinationals investing in Europe and their impact on the local economy written with Elisa Giuliani. We investigate how subsidiaries of multinationals from both emerging (EMNEs) and advanced (AMNEs) economies investing in Europe learn from the local context and contribute to it as much as they benefit from it. There are EMNE subsidiaries that contribute through their significant local innovative efforts to development processes in the host country. This suggests possible win-win situations from which novel policy implications may be drawn.

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