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The productivity impact of international technology transfer in China: Empirical investigation on Chinese regions

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  • Zhou Wei

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    (Université Paris Sud 11, Faculté Jean Monnet, ADIS)

  • Adel Ben Youssef

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    (Université de Nice)

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This paper investigates the impact of international technology transfer through FDI and technology import on Chinese productivity by analyzing 28 Chinese province-level regions over the period 2001 to 2008. The findings show that technology import has significantly positive impact on Chinese regional productivity, while FDI has significantly negative impact.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 1590-1603

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-11-00623

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Keywords: international technology transfer; China; productivity;

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