Technological spillovers from multinational presence - Towards a conceptual framework
AbstractThis paper undertakes a critical review of existing spillover analyses and proposes a unique analytical framework for examining technological spillovers in a manufacturing industry setting. The proposed framework overlaps three different literature strands; cluster and network dynamics, technological innovations; and spillover literature. It enables determination of the extent to which multinational presence in a host country stimulates spillover occurrence to local firms as well as their nature. Using this framework, the kind and the channels through which spillovers occur most can be equally determined - this is particularly relevant for policy intervention in a technically backward country. Lastly, it allows determination of factors and conditions under which spillovers from multinationals occur.
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Date of creation: 2007
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International Economic Relations; Technology Transfer; Learning; Network Dynamics; Capability Building; Technological Change; Multinational Enterprises;
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