Title
FDI from emerging markets and the productivity gap : an analysis on affiliates of BRICS EMNEs in Europe FDI from emerging markets and the productivity gap : an analysis on affiliates of BRICS EMNEs in Europe
Author
Faculty/Department
Institute of Development Policy and Management
Publication type
article
Publication
Oxford ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
International business review. - Oxford
Volume/pages
24(2015) :4 , p. 665-676
ISSN
0969-5931
ISI
000356209100011
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This paper analyses differences in productivity of foreign affiliates of emerging market multinationals (EMNEs) from the BRICS against their counterparts from developed countries and domestic MNEs. Based on a large database on foreign affiliates in Europe, results find EMNEs at the bottom of the productivity ladder, with an average productivity gap of around 30 percentage points compared to more established competitors. The paper also shows that this effect is not homogeneously distributed since it varies in terms of sectorial distribution and technology intensity of activities performed, as well as by geographic destination. Moreover, firms heterogeneity plays a key role given that productivity differentials are largely accounted for the least productive firms, while those at the top of the distribution tend to reach similar performances than their more established competitors, especially in services.
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