This paper explores the location strategies of multinational enterprises (MNEs) from emerging countries (EMNEs) in search for regional strategic assets. The analysis is based on a systematic comparison between EMNEs and multinationals from advanced countries (AMNEs) in order to unveil similarities and differences between these two major sources of foreign investment into the regions of the European Union. The empirical results suggest that EMNEs follow a distinctive logic in their location strategies. They are attracted by the availability of technological competences only when their subsidiaries pursue more sophisticated and technology-intensive activities. Conversely, EMNEs share some behavioural similarities with AMNEs in their response to the spatial agglomeration of investments.

Crescenzi, R., Pietrobelli, C., & Rabellotti, R. (2016). Regional strategic assets and the location strategies of emerging countries’ multinationals in Europe. EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES, 24(4), 645-667 [10.1080/09654313.2015.1129395].

Regional strategic assets and the location strategies of emerging countries’ multinationals in Europe

CRESCENZI, RICCARDO;PIETROBELLI, Carlo;
2016

Abstract

This paper explores the location strategies of multinational enterprises (MNEs) from emerging countries (EMNEs) in search for regional strategic assets. The analysis is based on a systematic comparison between EMNEs and multinationals from advanced countries (AMNEs) in order to unveil similarities and differences between these two major sources of foreign investment into the regions of the European Union. The empirical results suggest that EMNEs follow a distinctive logic in their location strategies. They are attracted by the availability of technological competences only when their subsidiaries pursue more sophisticated and technology-intensive activities. Conversely, EMNEs share some behavioural similarities with AMNEs in their response to the spatial agglomeration of investments.
Crescenzi, R., Pietrobelli, C., & Rabellotti, R. (2016). Regional strategic assets and the location strategies of emerging countries’ multinationals in Europe. EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES, 24(4), 645-667 [10.1080/09654313.2015.1129395].
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