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Published: ноября 28, 2012

Location theory: Location of FDI

Location theory

Location theory: Standard Assumptions

Location theory: Trade Theory

Location theory: Host-Country Policies

Location theory: Economic Environment

Location theory: Technology and Agglomeration Economies

Location theory: Firm Strategy

 Location theory: Empirical Research on FDI Location

Location theory: New Location Theory: Random Chance and Time

 Location theory: Policy Applications

Location theory is frequently applied by researchers wanting to understand factors that influence where multinational firms (MNCs) choose to locate their foreign operations. Typically lacking data on the production costs of individual MNCs or data on anMNC’s costs in countrieswhere the firm does not operate, researchers tend to study features of the different locations that should make them more or less attractive, such as a country’s corporate tax rate. These features include factors related to a country’s policy, economy, and technology environments, and strategic considerations for individual MNCs. These are discussed in detail below.