Multinational Companies and Entrant Start-up Size: Evidence from Quantile Regressions

Multinational Companies and Entrant Start-up Size: Evidence from Quantile Regressions This paper analyses the impact of foreign multinationals on the start-up size ofdomestic entrants in Irish manufacturing industries. We use the regression quantileestimator, which allows us to take account of the heterogeneity of entrants' start-upsize. Estimation results show that the presence of foreign multinationals in a sectorimpacts negatively on the start-up size of domestic entrants of all sizes in modernsectors and on the start-up size of large domestic entrants in traditional sectors. Thisnegative effect may be attributed to competition of domestic plants with foreignmultinationals and other domestic plants in the final goods and/or the intermediategoods market. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals

Multinational Companies and Entrant Start-up Size: Evidence from Quantile Regressions

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Economics; Industrial Organization; Microeconomics
ISSN
0889-938X
eISSN
1573-7160
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1013312512770
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Abstract

This paper analyses the impact of foreign multinationals on the start-up size ofdomestic entrants in Irish manufacturing industries. We use the regression quantileestimator, which allows us to take account of the heterogeneity of entrants' start-upsize. Estimation results show that the presence of foreign multinationals in a sectorimpacts negatively on the start-up size of domestic entrants of all sizes in modernsectors and on the start-up size of large domestic entrants in traditional sectors. Thisnegative effect may be attributed to competition of domestic plants with foreignmultinationals and other domestic plants in the final goods and/or the intermediategoods market.

Journal

Review of Industrial OrganizationSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 13, 2004

References

  • Firm Survival in the Netherlands
    Audretsch, D. B.; Houweling, P.; Thurik, A. R.
  • FDI and Trade: The Irish Host-Country Experience
    Barry, F.; Bradley, J.
  • Multinational Corporations and Spillovers
    Blomström, M.; Kokko, A.

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