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Assessing the Spillover Effects of FDI to the Philippines

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  • Aldaba, Rafaelita M.
  • Aldaba, Fernando T.

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The experience of the Philippines shows that FDI spillover effects are not automatically generated. Opening up the economy to FDI has contributed to the country`s exports of high-technology products and overall economic growth. However, the spillover effects of FDI to domestic firms have remained limited due to the domestic firms` weak competitiveness and inability to absorb the technology or knowledge being transferred. The government needs to adopt a more comprehensive approach that would combine industrial policy to improve and develop domestic parts and supplier firms with measures to create an environment conducive to the creation and expansion of FDI-related spillovers as well as increase participation in higher segments of industry value chain.

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Paper provided by Philippine Institute for Development Studies in its series Discussion Papers with number DP 2010-27.

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Length: 47
Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:phd:dpaper:dp_2010-27

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Keywords: Philippines; regional production networks (RPNs); Philippine foreign direct investment; FDI spillover effects; horizontal; forward; and backward linkages;

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  1. Tabuga, Aubrey D. & Mina, Christian D. & Reyes, Celia M. & Asis, Ronina D., 2013. "Regional Integration, Inclusive Growth, and Poverty: Enhancing Employment Opportunities for the Poor," Discussion Papers DP 2013-10, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  2. Ulep, Valerie Gilbert T. & Aldeon, Melanie P. & dela Cruz, Nina Ashley O., 2013. "Multisector Strategy in Addressing Noncommunicable Diseases in the Philippines," Discussion Papers DP 2013-40, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.

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