International Acquisitions: Host and Home Country Explanatory Characteristics
Specifically, international high-tech and low-tech acquisitions are best described by country-specific variables measuring trade, investment risk assessment, patents and tourism and that low-tech acquisitions are also linked with a country's domestic economic strength and government efficiency and stability. The outliers from the Poisson regression equations provide evidence that, in particular, the United States and Canada as well as, other countries geographically adjacent are disproportionately active in this type of foreign direct investment.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Geography, Social Science Centre, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2, 2: Department of Geography, 75 University Avenue West, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3C2
Publication date: 1997-08-01