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Regional competitiveness for attracting and retaining foreign direct investment: a configurational analysis of Chinese provinces

Cui, Lin; Fan, Di; Li, Yi; Choi, Yoo Na


This study examines the entry and exit of multinational enterprises (MNEs) across regions in China. It analyses the strategic entry and exit of MNEs in 31 Chinese provinces during the period 2001–07. The fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) reveals multiple regional competitiveness profiles, as configurations of economic and institutional conditions, which are associated with a large scale of MNE entries and/or exits. It is found that while MNEs tend to exit regions with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Regional Studies
DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2019.1636023


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