This paper proposes locational ambidexterity as a location-specific factor based on an operation flexibility perspective, and explores why and how multinational corporations (MNCs) proactively deal with uncertainty by valuing locational ambidexterity in making location decisions.
Location choice data for foreign direct investment (FDI) at a sub-national level in China is used to test the role of locational ambidexterity.
We find that FDI generally prefers locat…
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