Chinese investments in Latin America: An analysis of host country determinants

Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business

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Title Chinese investments in Latin America: An analysis of host country determinants
 
Creator Quer, Diego
Rienda, Laura
Andreu, Rosario
 
Subject China
Foreign Direct Investment
FDI
Latin America
Host country factors
 
Description Despite cultural differences and political instability, Latin America is already the second main destination of China’s outward foreign direct investment (OFDI), only behind Asia. Although natural resource-seeking has been the traditional motivation for Chinese firms doing business in Latin America, market-seeking is also becoming an increasingly important driver. The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of host country factors on the location decisions of Chinese multinational enterprises (MNEs) in Latin America. We analyzed a sample of 106 investments carried out by 52 Chinese MNEs in 10 Latin American countries between 2005 and 2017. Our findings indicate that cultural distance negatively influences location choice by Chinese MNEs, while political risk has no influence. Moreover, market-seeking motivations and good diplomatic relations between China and the host country also matter.
 
Publisher Universitat de Barcelona
 
Date 2019-07-12
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/JESB/article/view/j060
10.1344/jesb2019.2.j060
 
Source Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business; Vol. 4 No 2 (2019): Special Issue: Presence of Chinese Businesses in the World; 45-67
Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business; Vol. 4 No. 2 (2019): Special Issue: Presence of Chinese Businesses in the World; 45-67
2385-7137
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/JESB/article/view/j060/29239
 
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