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Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions vs. Greenfield Foreign Direct Investment: The Role of Firm Heterogeneity.

Abstract:

We develop a general equilibrium model with heterogeneous firms to address two sets of questions: (1) what are the characteristics of firms that choose the various modes of foreign market access (exporting, greenfield FDI, and cross-border M&A;), and (2) how does the international organization of production vary across industries and country-pairs? We show that the answers to these questions depend on the nature of firm heterogeneity. Depending on whether firms differ in their mobile or i...

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Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of International Economics
Volume:
72
Issue:
2
Pages:
336 - 365
Publication date:
2007-07-01
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ISSN:
0022-1996
Language:
English
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uuid:134bf3aa-c3ae-4a11-8831-6a24aa3c9019
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:12732
Deposit date:
2011-08-15

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