This paper analyses the choice of full versus shared ownership of the production affiliate made by Italian multinationals in Asia, based on an entirely new firm-level dataset, constructed by the author. The decision to internalise production, rather than relying on a local partner, is driven by the threat of Dissipation of Intangible Assets, both at a theoretical and an empirical level. In particular, we show that full ownership is more likely to emerge in Asia for Italian firms endowed with better technology and human capital, or belonging to high tech sectors.

Gattai, V. (2010). Firms’ Intangible Assets and Multinational Activities: Full versus Shared Ownership. THE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, 19(4), 553-581 [10.1080/09638199.2010.506335].

Firms’ Intangible Assets and Multinational Activities: Full versus Shared Ownership

GATTAI, VALERIA
2010

Abstract

This paper analyses the choice of full versus shared ownership of the production affiliate made by Italian multinationals in Asia, based on an entirely new firm-level dataset, constructed by the author. The decision to internalise production, rather than relying on a local partner, is driven by the threat of Dissipation of Intangible Assets, both at a theoretical and an empirical level. In particular, we show that full ownership is more likely to emerge in Asia for Italian firms endowed with better technology and human capital, or belonging to high tech sectors.
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Intangible Assets, ownership, wholly-owned subsidiary, joint-venture, Asia
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Gattai, V. (2010). Firms’ Intangible Assets and Multinational Activities: Full versus Shared Ownership. THE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, 19(4), 553-581 [10.1080/09638199.2010.506335].
Gattai, V
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