A matter of life and death? Knowledge intensity of FDI activities and domestic enterprise

Thompson, Piers and Zang, Wenyu (2022) A matter of life and death? Knowledge intensity of FDI activities and domestic enterprise. Papers in Regional Science. ISSN 1056-8190

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There is no overall agreement on the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and domestic enterprise, this may reflect different effects from various types of FDI. A panel data regression approach is adopted to examine the impact of knowledge intensive FDI on both new firm formation and the deaths of enterprises. Jobs created by FDI are found to not influence firm births, but influence domestic enterprise through deaths. Renewal knowledge intensive activities reduce firm deaths, but routine or compliance knowledge intensive activities increase the death rate. This means policy seeking to attract FDI must distinguish even within different types of knowledge intensive activities.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/pirs.12699
20 July 2022Accepted
22 August 2022Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: FDI, firm births, firm deaths, knowledge intensive activities
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-02 - economics > CAH15-02-01 - economics
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School
Depositing User: Wenyu Zang
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2022 14:08
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 11:48
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13615

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