Survival of Japanese subsidiaries in the Middle East and North Africa

Demirbag, Mehmet and Apaydin, Marina and Tatoglu, Ekrem (2011) Survival of Japanese subsidiaries in the Middle East and North Africa. Journal of World Business, 46 (4). pp. 411-425. ISSN 1090-9516

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Abstract

This paper considers factors affecting survival of foreign subsidiaries in the context of Japanese foreign equity ventures in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Three new institutional variables, economic distance, economic freedom distance and subsidiary density, are examined as determinants of survival while controlling for other determinants previously established in the literature. The findings support our hypotheses. We found that economic distance and economic freedom distance exhibit significant positive and negative relationships respectively with the survival of Japanese FDI in the MENA region, and moderate positive relationship between subsidiary density and subsidiary survival.