Corporate governance and international location decisions of multinational enterprises

Lammertjan Dam*, Bert Scholtens, Elmer Sterken

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This paper analyses international location decisions of corporations based on corporate governance considerations. Using firm level data on 540 Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) with 44,149 subsidiaries in 188 countries, we test whether firms with relatively good governance standards are more often located in countries with a weak governance system. We find empirical support for this hypothesis, especially for those corporations present in low-income countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1330-1347
Number of pages18
JournalCorporate Governance: An International Review
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007


  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Location behaviour
  • Multinational enterprises


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