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Expatriate Employment to Contain Risk: the Case of Japanese Subsidiary Firms in East Asia

van der Eng, Pierre; Bassino, Jean-Pascal


This paper investigates whether firm, industry and/or host country characteristics explain the degree to which 1, 460 Japanese subsidiary manufacturing firms employ Japanese expatriates in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, three countries with cultural similarities, but different levels of perceived country risk. The paper shows that basic firm-specific factors explain far more of the variation in the number of expatriates employed in subsidiary companies than risk-related factors specific to host...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of AIB SouthEast Asia Regional Conference 2008


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