Foreign direct investment and technology spillovers in sub-Saharan Africa

Managi, Shunsuke & Bwalya, Samuel Mulenga (2010) Foreign direct investment and technology spillovers in sub-Saharan Africa. Applied Economics Letters, 17(6), pp. 605-608.

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Abstract

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is an effective conduit for technology transfer through technology spillovers to domestically owned firms in the host country. This study analyses the significance of productivity externalities of FDI to local firms, in terms of both intra-industry and inter-industry spillovers, using firm-level data from Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The results show evidences in support of intra- and inter-industry productivity spillovers from FDI for Kenya and Zimbabwe. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.

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ID Code: 75473
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Foreign direct investment , FDI, technology spillovers, sub-Saharan Africa
DOI: 10.1080/13504850802167173
ISSN: 1466-4291
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2014 01:42
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2014 01:39

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