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Productivité des industries manufacturières marocaines et investissements directs étrangers
[Productivity in Moroccan manufacturing and foreign direct investment]

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  • Bouoiyour, Jamal
  • Toufik, Said

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The analysis of manufacturing productivity Moroccan (18 industries) over a decade (1987-96) in relation to foreign direct investment has yielded the following results: Foreign firms are more productive, give very high wages and export more than their Moroccan counterparts. This research shows that FDI are intimately related to trade policy and human capital endowment. In light of the results obtained, we can consider that Morocco can take advantage of technological externalities if it develops its human capital. Spillovers do exist in the lower technologies, but they are absent in the high technologies. The technological gap between foreign and domestic firms explains this phenomenon.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 38097.

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Keywords: Foreign direct investment; Total factor productivity; Spillovers; Human capital;

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  1. bouoiyour, jamal, 2006. "Productivité du travail, capital humain et écart technologique dans les industries manufacturières marocaines
    [Labor productivity, human capital and technology gap in manufacturing Moroccan]
    ," MPRA Paper 37035, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Bouoiyour, Jamal, 2004. "Foreign direct investment in Morocco," MPRA Paper 31457, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Bouoiyour, jamal, 2006. "Migration, Diaspora et développement humain
    [Migration, Diaspora and Human Development]
    ," MPRA Paper 37014, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Bouoiyour, Jamal, 2005. "Partenariat Euro-marocain et dynamique des investissements directs étrangers
    [Euro-Moroccan partnership and dynamic investment foreign direct]
    ," MPRA Paper 45992, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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