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Exporting Costs: A Key Factor in FDI Decisions for Australian Multinationals

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posted on 08.06.2017, 01:39 by Edwards, R. W., Buckley, P. J.
Australian industry has quickly extended its reach into international markets over the last fifteen years. Foreign Direct Investment has grown particularly quickly. This paper focuses on four questions: What motivates Australian multinationals to invest abroad? Why do they find the UK to be the most attractive location? Do the investments lead to a reduction in exporting? Does foreign production follow an export mode? Survey research showed exporting costs to play an important role in all these issues.


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Department of Banking and Finance.

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