Human Capital and FDI Location: The Swedish Experience
2012 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
This study investigates the relationship between different types of human capital (HC) and the location of inward foreign direct investment (FDI) in Sweden, over the period 2002-2009. The purpose is to examine how firm-specific, industrial-specific, and occupational-specific HC influence the location of FDI in high technology industries and knowledge based services, among other factors that featured prominently in preceding FDI location work. Conditional logit estimates indicate that all types of HC are important but that occupational-specific HC appears to be key in attracting foreign firms in knowledge intensive production. This result emphasise the importance of highly skilled professionals, whose knowledge is relatively easily transferred across industry and firm settings. Other results largely uphold the basic tenets and empirical results in prior FDI location work.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Foreign direct investment, Human capital, Firm location, Sweden
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-125903OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-125903DiVA: diva2:641305
Australia New Zealand Regional Science Association International Conference, 2012, Wollongong, Australia
QC 201308162013-08-162013-08-162013-08-16Bibliographically approved