Overseas Investment and Firm Exports

@inproceedings{Head1999OverseasIA,
  title={Overseas Investment and Firm Exports},
  author={Keith Head and John P. Ries and Robert Lipsey and Hideki Yamawaki and Joe},
  year={1999}
}
A firm can serve overseas customers by exporting or by producing in the foreign market. Thus, ceteris paribus, one might expect increases in overseas investment to displace exports. However, most empirical work has found a positive relation between the two variables. We use a panel data set containing 25 years of data on 932 Japanese manufacturing firms to investigate the effect direct investment abroad has on exports. For the full sample of firms, we find complementarity. The relationship… CONTINUE READING
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