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The Geography of Multinational Firms addresses the implications of multinational production, and the forces that determine location. The analytical framework builds on recent developments in the theory of location and multinational production. In addition, more micro-oriented aspects of agglomeration are incorporated into the analysis. The issues addressed include the following: What determines the choice of entry mode and the choice between exports and affiliate production? How important are agglomeration forces in determining the location of affiliate production and R&D? What is the nature of intra-firm trade flows?
The main focus of this book is on empirical issues, although the hypotheses tested are solidly founded in theory. The analysis is based upon a unique data-set embracing approximately 90 percent of Swedish multinational firms in the period 1965 to 1994, with emphasis on developments in the period 1980 to 1994.

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Addresses the implications of production and the forces that determine location, building on recent developments in the theory of location, multinational production, and micro-oriented aspects of agglomeration. Special attention is paid to differences across industries producing differentiated and technologically advanced goods. Analysis is based on a unique data set embracing 90% of Swedish multinational firms in the period 1965 to 1994, with emphasis on the period 1980-1994. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Preface. 1. Introduction; P. Braunerhjelm, K. Ekholm. 2. Multinational Enterprises, and the Theories of Trade and Location; J.R. Markusen. 3. Geographical Specialization of US and Swedish FDI Activity; P. Braunerhjelm, R.E. Lipsey. 4. Proximity Advantages, Scale Economies, and the Location of Production; K. Ekholm. 5. Organization of the Firm, Foreign Production and Trade; P. Braunerhjelm. 6. Agglomeration in the Geographical Location of Swedish MNFs; P. Braunerhjelm, R. Svensson. 7. Locating R&D Abroad: The Role of Adaptation and Knowledge-Seeking; G. Fors. 8. Patterns of Foreign Direct Investment into Sweden; K.-M. Modén. 9. The Choice of Entry Mode in Foreign Direct Investment: Market Structure and Development Level; R. Svensson. 10. Strategic Location of Production in Multinational Firms; M. Ganslandt. A. Appendix: Statistical Tables. B. Appendix: IUI Survey Questionnaire. Index.
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