Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Human Capital and FDI Location: The Swedish Experience
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

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
2012.
Keyword [en]
Foreign direct investment, Human capital, Firm location, Sweden
National Category
Economic Geography
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-125903OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-125903DiVA: diva2:641305
Conference
Australia New Zealand Regional Science Association International Conference, 2012, Wollongong, Australia
Note

QC 20130816

Available from: 2013-08-16 Created: 2013-08-16 Last updated: 2013-08-16Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Essays on the Interplay between Multinational Enterprises and Spatial Economies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Essays on the Interplay between Multinational Enterprises and Spatial Economies
2013 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This doctoral thesis concerns the interplay between multinational enterprises (MNE) and spatial economies, with an orientation towards the location and spillover effects of inward foreign direct investments (FDI). The thesis consists of four essays that are self-contained studies. The first essay relates to the shift away from FDI in manufacturing to services and examines whether service FDI locates differently from manufacturing FDI. The second essay concerns the relationship between FDI and public incentives and whether investment promotion schemes are useful to attract FDI. The third essay examines the link between human capital and FDI and how different types of skilled workers influence FDI location. Taken together, these three essays examine conditions and factors that determine the location decision of foreign MNEs in the contemporary era of globalisation. The forth essay examines whether labour mobility is a potential source for spillovers from FDI in a spatial context. Although the latter essay does not provide any final answer to whether spillovers actually arise through this channel, it shows that the potentials for an effect to arise are larger in some regions than others because there are very few or no such knowledge spillover agents in many parts of the country. The thesis concludes by discussing the link between FDI and the policy work on regional development, and some avenues for future studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2013. 34 p.
Series
Trita-SOM , ISSN 1653-6126 ; 2013:04
Keyword
Multinational Enterprises, Foreign Direct Investment, Firm location, Spillovers, Regional Development Policy and Analysis, Spatial Distributions of Economic Activity, Functional regions, Sweden
National Category
Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-125898 (URN)978-91-7501-763-1 (ISBN)
Public defence
2013-09-05, Sal F3 (Sing-Sing), Lindstedtsvägen 26, entréplan, KTH, Stockholm, 09:30 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Note

QC 20130816

Available from: 2013-08-16 Created: 2013-08-16 Last updated: 2013-08-16Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Falck, Simon
By organisation
Urban and Regional Studies
Economic Geography

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 65 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf