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Strategic location behaviour: the case of japanese investments in Europe

Jean-Louis Mucchielli
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Thierry Mayer

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We address the question of competition within the location choices of firms. In a framework of agglomeration effects, both spatial and temporal dimensions of the firms' decisions are studied. We show that the competition consequences of preemptive move and optimal time of entry can interfere with the geographical decisions. Our results contrast with those of agglomeration economics models which generally provide extreme results of mono-location. The equilibria described here tend to demonstrate that the relation between competition strength and spatial differentiation remains pertinent in a context of agglomeration economies. A conditional logit empirical study analyses the geographical choice of Japanese firms in Europe. Agglomeration variables, public policies and labour market determinants are tested, highlighting the existence of temporal and spatial proximity in the behaviour of firms. The competition conditions experienced by firms of each specific sector also appear to be important in the location decision of Japanese investors.
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hal-03416336 , version 1 (05-11-2021)

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Jean-Louis Mucchielli, Thierry Mayer. Strategic location behaviour: the case of japanese investments in Europe. Journal of Transnational Management Development, 1998, 3 (3&4), pp.131 - 167. ⟨hal-03416336⟩
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