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Title: The role of human mobility in promoting Chinese outward FDI: a neglected factor?
Authors: Gao, Lan
Liu, Xiaohui
Zou, Huan
Keywords: China
Human mobility
Investment development path
Outward FDI
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: GAO, L., LIU, X. and ZOU, H., 2013. The role of human mobility in promoting Chinese outward FDI: a neglected factor? International Business Review, 22 (2), pp. 437 - 449
Abstract: Extending Dunning's investment development path, this study examines the impact of human mobility, a neglected factor, on Chinese outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) using time-series analysis. Our findings show that the two-way mobility of highly skilled Chinese students and scholars significantly promotes Chinese outward FDI. In addition, Chinese outward FDI is also driven by domestic economic development, but substitutes exports. The findings have important policy and managerial implications. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Description: This article was published in the journal, International Business Review [© Elsevier]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2012.06.001
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2012.06.001
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14678
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2012.06.001
ISSN: 0969-5931
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