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Mapping tax strategies in the FDI decision process

Hong, Jinning; Glaister, Keith W.; Frecknall-Hughes, Jane

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Jinning Hong

Keith W. Glaister


This study proposes a framework for mapping tax strategies in the developmental and sequential FDI decision process. The authors examined the relative importance of the stages of the FDI decision process with and without tax considerations for a sample of 192 UK MNEs. The stages of identifying investment opportunity, and the FDI legal and management structuresare found to be important to the decision process when taxeffectsare considered. The findings suggest that availability of foreign partners isan important factor to the ownership and entry mode decisions. A favourable tax regime does not distort international organisational structure. Tax is considered both before and after the strategic decisions are made.


Hong, J., Glaister, K. W., & Frecknall-Hughes, J. (2018). Mapping tax strategies in the FDI decision process. Global Review of Accounting and Finance, 9(1), 15-34

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 4, 2018
Publication Date Sep 30, 2018
Deposit Date Oct 22, 2018
Publicly Available Date Oct 1, 2021
Print ISSN 1838-1413
Publisher World Business Institute
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9
Issue 1
Pages 15-34
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