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Title: Explaining manufacturing and non-manufacturing inbound FDI location in five UK regions
Authors: Fallon, G
Cook, M
Keywords: Inbound FDI location;United Kingdom;Multiple regression analysis;Manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors;Core and non-core regions;Key locational determinants and policy implications
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Citation: Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 105 (3): pp. 331 - 348, (2014)
Abstract: This paper extends the analysis of foreign direct investment (FDI) location in the UK by exploring the determinants of manufacturing and non-manufacturing inbound FDI location within and between the UK's core (the Southeast) and non-core (West Midlands; Wales; Scotland and the Northwest) regions. Use is made of multiple regression techniques to analyse a set of official, longitudinal data gathered for the period from 1980 to 2005 as a means to this end. The findings offer new insights into the relative influence of regional, national and EU level factors and government policy over FDI location at the UK regional level, and into their variation between regions and sectors of industry. The resultant implications for government policies towards inbound FDI are also considered, including the desirability of allowing them to vary from region to region, if FDI inflows are to be maximised.
ISSN: 0040-747X
Appears in Collections:Brunel Business School Research Papers

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