The question of why multinational companies (MNCs) choose to locate in one region rather than another has been an important topic in IB research for many years, but has recently received even more attention. This paper presents the results of an econometric investigation of the locational determinants of Italian firms in Central and Eastern Europe. Italian firms have been very active investors in the CEE countries. Our results broadly confirm the findings of previous studies, but we also find that both trade liberalisation and market liberalisation are important influences upon the location decision. If the CEE governments wish toattract further (Italian) foreign investment, then further liberalisation of their domestic economies should be a policy priority.
|Titolo:||Trade and market liberalisation in Eastern Europe: The effects on the FDI location decisions of Italian firms|
Majocchi, Antonio (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||02.1 - Capitolo o saggio su monografia (Monograph’s Chapter/Essay)|