Regulation as country-specific (dis-)advantage: smoking bans and the location of foreign direct investment in the tobacco industry

Jo Crotty*, Nigel Driffield, Chris Jones

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Abstract

This paper seeks to examine the relationship between smoking bans and the propensity of tobacco firms to engage in foreign direct investment (FDI). Using international business theory based on the firm-specific advantage/country-specific advantage (FSA/CSA) matrix, the authors show that, contrary to what one may expect, smoking bans at home are an important institutional intervention, reducing the propensity for firms to engage in FDI, even to countries without a ban themselves.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464-478
JournalBritish Journal of Management
Volume27
Issue number3
Early online date24 Feb 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016

Bibliographical note

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Crotty, J., Driffield, N., & Jones, C. (2016). Regulation as country-specific (dis-)advantage: smoking bans and the location of foreign direct investment in the tobacco industry. British journal of management, Early view, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12161. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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