Papers in Innovation Studies, CIRCLE, Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy, Lund University
An analysis of Chinese outward FDIs in Europe with firm-level data
(), Claudio Cozza
(), Roberta Rabellotti
() and Marco Sanfilippo
Abstract: The empirical literature on China’s outward foreign direct
investment (OFDI) mainly relies on aggregate data from official statistics,
whose international reliability is currently a matter of concern, and that
do not take account of some relevant features such as the industry
breakdowns, ownership structures and modes of entry. 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, enables new empirical analyses and provides new
insights into the rapidly increasing presence of Chinese companies abroad.
In this paper, exploring the potential of these data we offer an
informative and comprehensive assessment of the geographical and
specialization patterns of Chinese outward FDI into Europe and suggest new
avenues for further research on this highly policy relevant issue.
Keywords: China; FDI; firm-level data; MNEs; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: F21; F23; (follow links to similar papers)
21 pages, April 10, 2014
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