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Do Japanese MNCs use expatriates to contain risk in Asian host countries?

Bassino, Jean-Pascal; Dovis, Marion; van der Eng, Pierre


We investigate the impact of host-country risk on the expatriation strategies of multinational firms, using data on Japanese subsidiary firms in manufacturing industries in 13 host countries in Asia. We find that country risk is negatively correlated with the degree of expatriation and that, rather than host-country risk, firm-specific factors (particularly capital intensity, ownership share of parent firms in subsidiaries and the age of the venture) explain most of the variation in the degree...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia-Pacific Business Review
DOI: 10.1080/13602381.2015.1022426


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