China's Outward FDI: An Industry-Level Analysis of Host Country Determinants

40 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2012

See all articles by Alessia A. Amighini

Alessia A. Amighini

Università del Piemonte Orientale; Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan

Roberta Rabellotti

University of Pavia

Marco Sanfilippo

University of Antwerp - Institute of Development Policy and Management

Date Written: December 30, 2011

Abstract

We provide an empirical analysis of host country determinants of Chinese outward FDI for the period 2003 to 2008, using data disaggregated by country and industry. We want to assess the relevance of market-seeking, resource-seeking and strategic asset seeking motivations suggested by the theory on FDI determinants. Our results show that only FDI in manufacturing is attracted by market seeking motivations. As expected, resource seeking is an important motivation for Chinese FDI in resource related sectors, which usually refers to countries with political fragile environments. Strategic asset seeking motivations are relevant for both manufacturing and services.

Keywords: China, foreign direct investment, internationalization, trade-FDI nexus

JEL Classification: F140, F210

Suggested Citation

Amighini, Alessia A. and Rabellotti, Roberta and Sanfilippo, Marco, China's Outward FDI: An Industry-Level Analysis of Host Country Determinants (December 30, 2011). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3688, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1983161 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1983161

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Roberta Rabellotti

University of Pavia ( email )

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Marco Sanfilippo

University of Antwerp - Institute of Development Policy and Management ( email )

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