Seminar- Getting there and around. The role of intracity connectivity in MNEs’ location choices.
You are cordially invited to attend a research seminar by Dalila Ribaudo. Please join us in Room 108 Henley Business School or follow the link in your calendar email invitations (Join Microsoft Teams Meeting) to join the seminar on Wednesday, 10th November at 12.30pm.
Please note: lunch and refreshments will be provided. It is important that you confirm if you are attending in-person to assure enough catering is supplied on the day. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible.
This paper explores the role of intracity connectivity across and within cities in MNEs’ location decisions across the value chain. Drawing from geography and transport studies, we argue that the importance of intracity connectivity depend on workers' and job characteristics (age, education, teleworking opportunities). Different degrees of intensity of these characteristics imply that intracity connections are key for MNEs engaged in low knowledge-intensive activities, whereas they do not necessarily attract high knowledge-intensive activities. Relying on data from 21,888 FDIs located in 69 cities worldwide, we confirm these predictions and reveal intermediate patterns in R&D activities, due to limited teleworking opportunities.