Outward FDI and institutional factors: Malaysian experience / Jen-Eem Chen ... [et al.]

Chen, Jen-Eem and Chin, Lee and Law, Siong-Hook and Saini, W. N. W. Azman (2016) Outward FDI and institutional factors: Malaysian experience / Jen-Eem Chen ... [et al.]. Journal of Emerging Economies and Islamic Research, 4 (3). pp. 1-12. ISSN 2289 – 2559

Abstract

This paper aims to investigate the role of home country institution in affecting outward FDI from Malaysia using data spans from 1980 to 2012. The model specification is examined in autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) bounds testing framework. The empirical evidence reveals that GDP, exchange rate, openness to trade, and corporate tax rate are the key drivers of outward FDI from Malaysia. This portrays that internationalization strategy of firms is not only relied on home macroeconomic environment, but also home institution. More importantly, corporate tax rate, as one of the institution factors, is positively related to outward FDI which signifies that high tax rate would prompt local firms to engage in investment abroad as a sign of escape response. This reflects that international expansion appears to be exit strategy from home country instead of entry strategy into foreign markets. The findings have some important implications on internationalization strategy of firms.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Chen, Jen-EemUNSPECIFIED
Chin, LeeUNSPECIFIED
Law, Siong-HookUNSPECIFIED
Saini, W. N. W. AzmanUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JZ International relations > Globalization
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Emerging Economies and Islamic Research
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of Emerging Economies and Islamic Research (JEEIR)
ISSN: 2289 – 2559
Volume: 4
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 1-12
Official URL: http://www.jeeir.com/v2/index.php/30-current/2016/...
Item ID: 32799
Uncontrolled Keywords: Outward FDI, Institution, Escape Response, ARDL, Malaysia
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/32799

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