Transnational Corporations

This journal takes a fresh look at major legal, sectorial, regional and environmental issues facing corporations operating internationally. Released three times a year, it provides in-depth policy-oriented research findings on significant issues relating to the activities of transnational corporations.


Determinants and motives of outward foreign direct investment by China's provincial firms

Based on Dunning’s OLI framework and the investment development path theory, this paper investigated the determinants of outward FDI by China’s provincial firms. The results show that provincial economic development, innovation and technology, and export to GDP ratio are statistically significant determinants, while FDI inflows, import to GDP ratio and provincial market size are not statistically significant determinants. The results suggest that the main motives for China’s provincial firms to invest abroad are mainly market-seeking and efficiency-seeking.


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