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German investment in Ireland and in the central and east European countries

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international business enterprises, international economic integration, manufactures, German investments

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This paper draws on the findings of a questionnaire survey and the results of interviews on German multinational companies’ (MNCs) investment location choices in both Ireland and the EU new member countries. It focuses on the investigation of the internationalisation strategies and location choices of German manufacturing MNCs against the background of growing regional economic integration, and in particular the fifth EU enlargement. Based on the examination of FDI data, the study also aims at highlighting the current level of German FDI in the above destinations and at discussing possible future German FDI trends.

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Wei, William Xiaojun, Bernadette Andreosso-O'Callaghan, and Michael von Wuntsch. "German Investment in Ireland and in the Central and East European Countries." Intereconomics 42, no. 3 (May 2007): 156-166. doi: 10.1007/s10272-007-0216-9.


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