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


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.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Additional Information: 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 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Management of Technology and Innovation,Strategy and Management,Business, Management and Accounting(all)
Publication ISSN: 1467-8551
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2024 07:13
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2016 13:20
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2016-07-01
Published Online Date: 2016-02-24
Accepted Date: 2016-02-01
Authors: Crotty, Jo
Driffield, Nigel
Jones, Chris (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-1115-6409)



Version: Accepted Version

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