China's outward foreign direct investment: location choice and firm ownership

Bala Ramasamy, Matthew Yeung, Sylvie Laforet

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    This article evaluates the international location decisions made by public listed Chinese firms during the period 2006–2008, using a Poisson count data regression model. Further, we categorize the firms into state-controlled and privately owned according to majority ownership. We find that the determinants of internationalization differ based on ownership. State-controlled firms are attracted to countries with large sources of natural resources and risky political environments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)17–25
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of World Business
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012


    • China
    • internationalization
    • foreign direct investment


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