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Manufacturing dynamics and spillovers: The case of Guangdong Province and Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan (HKMT)

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  • Huang, Can
  • Sharif, Naubahar

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In this paper we characterize the extent of economic integration between Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan (HKMT). We do not find, for the period of 1999-2003, consistent evidence that economic activity on the part of HKMT-funded companies contributed to productivity growth in Guangdong domestic manufacturing firms. Furthermore, HKMT-funded companies were less active than Guangdong domestic companies in pursuing research and development (R&D) and innovation activities. Given that HKMT-funded companies in Guangdong are dominated by companies from Hong Kong, we end by linking our results to a discussion of recent innovation policy actions, both in Hong Kong SAR and Guangdong province.

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Volume (Year): 38 (2009)
Issue (Month): 5 (June)
Pages: 813-828

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Handle: RePEc:eee:respol:v:38:y:2009:i:5:p:813-828

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Keywords: FDI Spillover Manufacturing sectors China Guangdong Hong Kong;

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  1. Muhammad Asif & Bahadar Shah, 2013. "Impact of Exchange Rate on Foreign Private Investment in Pakistan," Oeconomics of Knowledge, Saphira Publishing House, vol. 5(4), pages 9-16, October.
  2. Sharif, Naubahar & Huang, Can, 2010. "Innovation strategy, firm survival and relocation: The case of Hong Kong-owned manufacturing in Guangdong province, China," MERIT Working Papers 052, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
  3. Chen, Fang & Mohnen, Pierre, 2009. "FDI, R&D and Innovation Output in the Chinese Automobile Industry," MERIT Working Papers 044, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).

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