Gobernanza regional de la inversión extranjera directa en Canadá, España y Reino Unido

  1. María C. González Menéndez 1
  2. Almond, Phil 2
  3. Murray, Gregor 3
  1. 1 Universidad de Oviedo

    Universidad de Oviedo

    Oviedo, España

    ROR https://ror.org/006gksa02

  2. 2 Loughborough University

    Loughborough University

    Loughborough, Reino Unido

    ROR https://ror.org/04vg4w365

  3. 3 University of Montreal

    University of Montreal

    Montreal, Canadá

    ROR https://ror.org/0161xgx34

REIS: Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas

ISSN: 0210-5233

Year of publication: 2018

Issue: 163

Pages: 3-20

Type: Article

DOI: 10.5477/CIS/REIS.163.3 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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This paper examines how governance actors in regional business systems engage with foreign-owned multinational corporations which are present within their territory, in attempts to retain investment and link their regions to global production networks. This is done through a qualitative analysis of policy and practice in six sub-national regions in three advanced industrialized economies (Canada, Spain and the UK), thus permitting both international and intra-national comparisons. We find that while there are broad similarities in the types of governance mechanisms used, there are notable differences in the extent and intensity of forms of market, state and associational governance of foreign direct investment. These differences partly correspond to broader institutional differences in the nature of business systems, and partly to the socio-political construction of sub-national governance space.

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