Acquisition FDI and the Export Intensity of Multinational Firms
University of Nottingham Research Paper No. 2005/01
28 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2005
This paper investigates the impact of acquisition FDI on exporting intensity in UK manufacturing. A quasi-likelihood estimation method is used, and the empirical estimates point to the following conclusions: (i) UK firms with higher exporting intensity are more likely to be foreign takeover targets; (ii) US acquired firms increase their exporting intensity, consistent with the idea that acquisition FDI is used as a platform for serving the wider EU market (iii) Firms acquired by European multinationals significantly decrease their export-orientation, suggesting targeting of the domestic market post-takeover; (iv) The exporting propensity of non-US and non-EU multinationals exhibits no significant change.
Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment, acquisitons, exports
JEL Classification: F14, F23
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