Inward Investment and Host Country Market Structure: The Case of the U.K.

Inward Investment and Host Country Market Structure: The Case of the U.K. Multinational enterprises are seen as vehicles for theinternational transfer of investment capital,protecting and increasing profits by transferringownership advantages across national boundaries. Assuch, the argument often follows that foreign directinvestment then exacerbates the monopoly problem inhost countries, by increasing concentration andfacilitating collusion. This paper however reveals thereverse, that inward investment into the U.K. acts toreduce concentration at the industry level, byincreasing competitive pressures on domesticindustry. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals

Inward Investment and Host Country Market Structure: The Case of the U.K.

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Economics; Industrial Organization; Microeconomics
ISSN
0889-938X
eISSN
1573-7160
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1007874526535
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Abstract

Multinational enterprises are seen as vehicles for theinternational transfer of investment capital,protecting and increasing profits by transferringownership advantages across national boundaries. Assuch, the argument often follows that foreign directinvestment then exacerbates the monopoly problem inhost countries, by increasing concentration andfacilitating collusion. This paper however reveals thereverse, that inward investment into the U.K. acts toreduce concentration at the industry level, byincreasing competitive pressures on domesticindustry.

Journal

Review of Industrial OrganizationSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 3, 2004

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