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Local Sourcing of Multinational Enterprises in China

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Friday 14 November 2008, 16:00
LUMS Lecture Theatre 11

Dr Annie Wei was based in the LUMS Department of Economics for a number of years. She has recently been awarded a Chair in International Business at The York Management School, University of York. She is also an Honarary Fellow of the Lancaster China Management Centre.

We are very pleased to welcome her back to LUMS for this seminar, based on her extensive research on local sourcing of multinational enterprises in China.

Local sourcing from indigenous firms by multinational enterprises (MNEs) is an important channel through which the former may benefit from the positive externalities generated by the latter. Employing a special survey data set covering 493 multinational subsidiaries in China for the period 1999-2005, this paper investigates the determinants of local sourcing. It is found that the extent to which an MNE sources from indigenous firms is influenced by its entry, network and market orientation strategies, its basic characteristics such as size and learning ability and its country-of-origin. The importance of these determinants varies with regions. 

This LCMC Seminar is open to all, and is free of charge. If you are interested in attending please feel free to just come along.

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